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Bushfire Update: Information for evacuating residents

Gladstone Regional Council wishes to advise any community members evacuating their residence to please register with The Red Cross via the following link - https://register.redcross.org.au/

For those seeking refuge; it is advised to first seek shelter with friends and family. If unable, Miriam Vale Community Centre (41 Blomfield Street) is established as a place of refuge.

Miriam Vale Showgrounds (located off the Bruce Highway) is now open for residents in the Deepwater and Baffle Creek impacted areas who are self-contained travellers.

Prior to arrival, please ensure you register with the Miriam Vale Community Centre.

Amenities available on site: A shower block is located on site with two showers for females and two showers for males, as well as a toilet block with four toilets for females and two toilets for males (with urinals).

There is also a cartridge disposal unit close to the Showgrounds.

Pets are welcome, additionally there are designated yards for horses and livestock, however, owners must be in control of them.

Contract cleaners have been engaged to undertake daily cleaning until further notice.

Further information:

Council wishes to advise the community to keep up-to-date by following QFES on Facebook (@QldFireandRescueService) and Twitter (QldFES).

Stay tuned to your local radio station - find your local ABC radio station and your local commercial radio station.

Visiting the Rural Fire Service (RFS) website.


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