Monday, January 3, 2011

Rockhampton Airport could be Closed for 20 Days due to Flood

The Morning Bulletin is reporting on Sunday 2 January that Rockhampton Airport could be closed for up to 20 days.

The last plane left Rockhampton on Saturday afternoon, only hours before water encroached on to the southern end of the main runway.

Rockhampton airspace is now restricted to emergency helicopters within a radius of six nautical miles and police are worried that there are limited fuel supplies to keep essential choppers in the air.

Barriers and sandbags have also been put in place by the local SES to protect the terminal building.

Additionally, cars parked on the approach to the airport, and in the airport carpark, will be towed to Rockhampton Showgrounds today to escape the rising flood water.

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