Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Yasi: No Pets At Evacuation Centers

SIX evacuation centres will open in and around Cairns early tomorrow to take in people ahead of Cyclone Yasi's arrival.

Authorities want people who are forced to leave their homes to stay with family and friends, but say not everyone has that option.

Cairns Regional Council says those who have no alternative can go to evacuation centres to open from 6am (AEST) at:

- Redlynch High School

- James Cook University

- Smithfield State High School

- Babinda RSL

- Mossman Community Indoor Sports Centre

- Woree State High School

Conditions at the centres will be spartan, with evacuees urged to bring their own bedding, food and medications.

No pets will be allowed at the centres, the council said.

Yasi is expected to hit as a severe category four storm around Cairns about 1am (AEST) on Thursday, bringing very destructive winds, torrential rain and causing storm surges.

Source: goldcoastmail.com.au


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