The installation of the Hamilton Plains Flood Camera also provides Whitsunday Regional Council, Whitsunday Disaster Management Group and Emergency Service Agencies with additional functions, information and data. These include:
- Electronic water level monitoring
- Automated SMS alert system to Council works crews, Police and SES to activate road closures
- Full camera control
- Limited night vision capabilities
Any flooded road can be deadly and the condition of the road surface underneath is not known until flood waters subside. It also doesn't matter what size your vehicle is, flood waters are dangerous for all vehicles. When considering your journey, always have a Plan B and equip yourself with multiple alternative routes to stay safe.
As soon as you enter flood water, you are giving up control of your vehicle - if it's flooded, forget it!
To keep up-to-date with the latest road closures and road condition information, visit www.131940.qld.gov.au
To find out more information visit the Queensland Government's Flood Water Safety Website.
The Hamilton Plains Flood Camera Project is an initiative fully funded by the Whitsunday Regional Council in cooperation with the Department of Transport and Main Roads.