Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Floods Isolate CQ Towns and Many Homes

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Floods Isolate CQ Towns and Many Homes

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Byline: Amy Formosa The Morning Bulletin

PROPERTY owners isolated by floodwaters in small Central Queensland towns received supply and mail drop-offs by the SES rescue boat yesterday.

As river levels continue to rise, Ian Williams, a grazier who owns a cattle property North West of Taroom, said he was one of the luckier ones.

While Ian hasn't been able to muster or truck cattle to sell, his animals are safe and on dry land and he's hoping to truck them out next week.

He and his family have been isolated since Saturday.

Yesterday SES crews re-supplied isolated property owners with necessities at three different locations by boat, as the Dawson River levels climbed.

The Dawson River at Taroom reached major flood levels at 7.09 metres and was steadily rising, according to the Bureau of Meteorology's 3pm report yesterday.

Ian, who received bread supplies and mail yesterday, said they were well stocked up with supplies.

"We've seen it before, so most people are well prepared. …

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