Anthony Albanese joins new Queensland premier for weather briefing as airport, highways slowly reopen — as it happened

“I want to say to those residents who have been waiting — I know that you’re tired and wet and uncomfortable, but help is on its way just as soon as we could have done it,” Steven Miles says.

“Chinooks are bringing in support personnel and then we’ll be able to take residents out of Wujal Wujal and to Cooktown.

“To Wujal Wujal residents — I want to say to you that we have support in place for when you get to Cooktown. Healthcare, food, showers at the PCYC, so please, if your circumstances in Wujal Wujal are in any way uncomforatable or unsafe, please take up that opportunity to evacuate.”

Mr Miles says the 85-year-old man missing around the Degarra area is still unaccounted for.


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