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Worries aired over Rainbow Beach roads flooding

By Frances Adcock, Wednesday February 5, 2014 - 12:16 EDT

The Rainbow Beach Progress Association says flooded roads continue to be the biggest problem at the popular tourist destination.

The Tin Can Bay road at Coondoo Bridge has flooded three times this year, cutting access between Gympie and Rainbow Beach.

Hundreds of residents were cut off for several days during the January 2013 floods.

Progress association president Kaye Silich says there has been some consultation with the Queensland Government but no concrete plans have been made to flood-proof the road.

She says it is concerning because it is a major access route.

"There was an instance where people couldn't get back home, I believe at one stage there was school children trying to get back, so ... there wasn't enough information getting through to let people know about whether the road was open or closed or whether it was going to close," she said.


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