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Monday, July 15, 2024

King tides to impact Cairns

CAIRNS residents are being urged to be prepared for incoming king tides set to impact the region from tomorrow, until Monday 15 January.

Cairns Regional Council is reminding motorists that tidal flooding is saltwater, which can damage cars on contact and to avoid parking cars in low-lying tidal areas and to never drive through floodwaters.

Motorists should drive carefully and slowly, not only for the safety of road users and pedestrians, but to lessen the impact of bow waves, which can push water into nearby properties.

Council may close roads which are inundated by tidal flooding to prevent damage to private property.

Motorists are required to adhere to signs advising the road is closed and should find an alternative route until the road is reopened.

The impact of these king tides on low lying areas could be exacerbated by heavy rainfall.

Keep up with the latest news in Cairns and the Far North, and check out some of our top stories this week: Car thief arrested and School Savvy program kicks off.

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