Moves to restore power to Cape communitiesBy Sharnie Kim, Wednesday January 23, 2013 - 10:12 EDT
Authorities will try to restore power to Cape York communities today, after damage caused by the cyclonic weather conditions.
Some homes have been without power for more than 36 hours.
The danger has subsided on some parts of Cape York as the ex-tropical cyclone tracks south.
The CEO of Aurukun Shire Council, John Japp, says they will attempt to clean up the township today.
"The winds died down remarkably, a bit drizzly, bit overcast," he said.
"Very little power in town, police station compound doesn't have power but the police station have the generators running."
Peter McCulkin from the Weipa Town Authority says an Ergon crew has flown in to make repairs at Napranum.
"They hope to get on the ground this morning," he said.
"The poles will be replaced, they're on site ready to go."
Ergon crews are yet to reach Aurukun and Pormpuraaw.
© ABC 2013
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