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Council offers free sandbags

CAIRNS Regional Council is offering free sandbags to residents as they prepare for the possible landfall of tropical cyclone Jasper.

The free sandbags will be available from council’s waste transfer stations and Mayor Terry James said residents in low-lying areas should prepare their properties for potential flooding.

“Sandbags should be placed at least three courses high across doorways and other points where water can enter your home,” he said.

Bags will be made available for residents to fill with sand on site at council’s waste transfer stations and scoops for filling will be provided.

Sandbags are for residential use only and will be available until supplies run out – limits apply per person.

Sandbags and sand will be available from at the Portsmith, Smithfield, Gordonvale, and Babinda Transfer Stations, seven days a week, from 8.30am to 5.15pm, until supplies run out.

Be prepared and stay informed by visiting the Cairns Disaster Dashboard.

The Buy Back Shop at Portsmith will also be temporarily closed from this Sunday until later next week as part of council’s cyclone preparations.

Keep up with the latest news in Cairns and the Far North, and check out some of our top stories this week: Need for better services not VAD and Barron River bridge consultation ends today.

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