Long night ahead for those evacuated

Photo - Noosa Council.

Queensland Police say due to the continuing declared disaster situation and unpredictable fire threat some residents within the Noosa local government area will not be able to return to their homes tonight.

In a Police Media bulletin issued just before 4pm today, Saturday 9 November, police urged “all residents in Noosa Banks, Noosa North Shore and areas of Cooroibah and Ringtail Creek already evacuated not to return to their properties, as conditions are still too dangerous”.

“McKinnon Drive is currently closed from Louis Bazzo Drive in the north to Yellowwood Close in the south, except for residents evacuating those locations,” the Police bulletin said.

“Police will continue to actively patrol the evacuated areas to mitigate opportunist crime and protect property.

“Currently, there is no new information of property loss.

“Fires by their very nature are unpredictable and the current fire threat remains and is consistently changing to the weather conditions.

“Residents of Tewantin outside of the evacuation boundary are now permitted to return to their homes.

“As this fire threat is still ongoing, this is a reminder that it is no time for curiosity.

“If you are not a resident, please stay away from the area and allow members of the community to safely and promptly return to their homes.

“Members of the community will continue to see a large police presence whilst residents travel back to their homes.

“All evacuation centres will remain open, for those that wish to delay their return.”

Evacuation centres…

• Noosa leisure Centre (7 Wallace Drive, Noosaville)

• The J (60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads)

• Cooroy Library (9 Maple Street, Cooroy)

• Noosaville Library (7 Wallace Drive, Noosaville)

• Noosa Christian Outreach Church (202 Eumundi Noosa Road, Noosaville)

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe you are under threat.