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Campers leave Fraser Island amid wild weather from ex-Cyclone Ita

By Frances Adcock, Tuesday April 15, 2014 - 11:48 EST

Authorities say some campers on Fraser Island have chosen to leave as ex-Cyclone Ita continues to cause problems in Queensland.

The Fraser Coast council says wild weather could cause minor flooding and road closures today.

Disaster coordinator Mal Churchill says strong wind gusts are expected on the eastern side of Fraser Island and could cause concern.

"Some campers have left the island and I am aware some are being moved to safer locations," he said.

"The prospects of that [high winds] are trees falling and branches falling, so we say stay away from those things."

Surf Life Saving regional manager Craig Holden says beach conditions will be dangerous.

"We don't have any lifeguard services on Fraser Island so we are ... [telling] people to heed the warnings from national parks," he said.

He expects most Wide Bay beaches to be closed today.


- ABC

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