Roads still closed across Isaac
THE Isaac Local Disaster Management Group (ILDMG) 'stood down' at 8.30am this morning, however a large number of roads remain closed due to flooding.
ILDMG Chair, Mayor Anne Baker said nearly all of the state controlled main roads were cut off during this weather event.
"It demonstrated again the extreme vulnerability of the main road network in Isaac," Mayor Baker said
"More than half of the Peak Downs Highway was rated as 'third-world' in 2013 by RACQ.
"Council will be strongly advocating to the state to improve the flood immunity and condition of main roads in our region."
Mayor Baker said work was now focussed on damage assessments and road repairs.
"I would like to commend our Disaster Management Group and all our staff and emergency workers who worked around the clock to keep our roads safe and community informed," she said.
"It will take some time for our Council crews to assess the significant damage across our road network.
"We are in contact with the Queensland Reconstruction Authority with a view to lodging an application for Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements."
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