Queensland

North Queensland flooding update: Supplies delivered to camp site

Police have confirmed children at a camp site near Tully are safe.

Resupply has been delivered to the site by helicopter during a break in the weather.

State Disaster Coordinator Deputy Commissioner Bob Gee said there were sufficient supplies and medical equipment at the site.

Police and education have plans in place to be able to move the children when it is safe to do so.

One child and one parent accompanying their child have been evacuated for pre-existing health reasons.

The risk is too great to move the remaining children and adults from the area at this time.

“Local police and teachers on the ground have done an outstanding job so far ensuring the safety and the spirits of all the children are maintained,” Deputy Commissioner Gee said.

“I particularly want to reassure parents the children are safe and they have necessary supplies.

“As a parent I feel for them but they’re in good spirits.”

Deputy Commissioner Gee thanked a private operator and the Australian Defence Force for their assistance with a helicopter capability.

The Department of Education is keeping parents informed. Any parent with a question can contact the Willows State School.

Further updates will be provided when they become available.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

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Source: QLD Police