Nev McHarg
Nev McHarg Renee Pilcher

No reason for flood concerns

ACCURATELY predicting long-term weather conditions is a skill that few people possess and to achieve the correct forecast weeks ahead is something that just cannot be done with 100% certainty.

Concerns that Gympie may be in for another flood in the next few weeks have absolutely no base in weather forecasting but historically some may claim that it is a distinct possibility.

History, however, also shows that after one flood this region can go for a decade or more before it again has a flood of any significant proportions.

There is no basis in weather forecasting for people to be concerned about a second flood, but there is also no room for complacency on the issue with water tables now full and the ground fairly saturated after the events of the last couple of weeks.

The recovery from the floods is now well underway in this region with many businesses back in operation or ready to open their doors again in the next few days.

It is now up to locals to support these businesses in their recovery.

Gympie Times


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