Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Don't Flood the Roads; Residents Warn Agnes Water Tourists: If It's Flooded, Forget It

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Don't Flood the Roads; Residents Warn Agnes Water Tourists: If It's Flooded, Forget It

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Byline: Tegan Annett tegan.annett@gladstoneobserver.com.au

IT'S not "scaremongering", it's simple, if it's flooded, forget it.

That's the message from Agnes Water resident Leisa Trickett who regularly warns tourists of the quickly rising flood waters that often close the roads between Agnes Water and Miriam Vale.

The last time the region was cut off was October last year.

Some residents were unable to access vital medication for three days.

Ms Trickett, who owns Discovery Cafe, said it was rare to be cut off for days, with the flood waters rising and easing quickly over the region's roads.

"It's not scaremongering, it's about being sensible about it all ," she said.

The region is bracing for more wet weather today as Tropical Cyclone

Iris continues to dampen the Queensland coast.

Ms Trickett said it was important tourists were aware of the potential flooding, with the coastal towns packed with visitors during the Easter break and school holidays. …

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