Leave Immediately – Blue Water Estate

Flood as at 12:30pm Sunday 17 December 2023.

This warning is from the Cairns Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG).

A dangerous flood is happening now at Blue Water Estate in Trinity Park.

If safe to do so, leave immediately. If it is too dangerous to leave, get up as high as you possibly can.

Do not expect emergency services to come to your door.

If your life is in danger call Triple Zero (000) immediately. If you are flooded in your home, call the SES on 132 500.

Impacts in your area

  • Roads and bridges may be closed.
  • Evacuation routes might be cut off soon.
  • Power, phones, internet, and water might stop working / have stopped working.
  • It may become too dangerous for emergency services to rescue you.

What you should do

  • GO NOW to a safe place in a high part of Cairns away from the flood. This could be with family or a friend.
  • If you do not have a safe place, a shelter has been established at The Marlin Coast Recreational Centre, 27 Leisure Park Rd, Smithfield
  • Take your mobile phone, medicine, identification, cash, and keys with you.
  • Decide how you will get to your safe place. If you come to a flooded road, turn around and go another way. Do not drive through floodwater. Do not walk, swim or boat through floodwater.
  • Help others if you can.

Stay informed:

Go to the Cairns Disaster Dashboard for all warnings: www.disaster.cairns.qld.gov.au

Listen to ABC Far North at 801AM, 95.5FM or 106.7FM.

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