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Whitsunday Regional Council has installed its second flood monitoring camera system in the region at Crofton Creek, designed to provide timely information to residents at the well-known flooding hot spot.
Mayor Andrew Willcox said that use of these flood cameras in the Whitsunday Region has proven popular with statistics demonstrating that our residents have viewed the Hamilton Plains camera footage thousands of times since its installation 18 months ago.
“Crofton Creek Bridge is one of many places in our region that regularly floods during the wet season and heavy rain events; it has the ability to change very quickly and prevent residents in that area from accessing their homes, workplaces and schools.
“The new flood camera displays one image at the Crofton Creek Bridge on Gregory – Cannonvalley Road where peak flooding can quickly occur.
“The images are updated approximately every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day with the date and time displayed at the bottom of each image.”
Mayor Willcox said that while our communities have all been through a devastating time with Tropical Cyclone Debbie, we must not be complacent heading into the next wet season and we should all continue to be sensible when travelling in severe weather.
“Once you enter flood waters, you give up control of your vehicle and there is no way of telling how strong the current is or the condition of the road.
“When considering your journey it’s important to have a Plan B and equip yourself with multiple alternatives to stay safe; our flood cameras can now assist with that.”
Residents and visitors can access the Crofton Creek Flood Camera by visiting Council’s website at http://www.whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au/487/Flood-Cameras
To find out more information visit the Queensland Government's flood safety website at http://floodwatersafety.initiatives.qld.gov.au/