The causeway linking White Patch to Bribie Island has been blown apart by 830mm of rain, with a temporary inland track constructed to deliver vital food, supplies and water.

Moreton Bay Mayor, Peter Flannery, said council staff called the 75 impacted properties in White Patch to discuss the individual needs of their household.

“My principle concern right now is for people with limited mobility and the elderly to ensure they’re cared for and have any requisite medical supplies to hand,” Mr Flannery said.

“I have to recognise the heroic effort of Graham Gibb and the Bribie Island VMR, Unitywater, and the SES to help us get 500L of fresh water to the community.”

Vital medical supplies and urgent groceries have been delivered, and the foundations of a temporary roadway laid, as the Council’s mission to reconnect and resupply the White Patch community continues.

Division 1 Councillor, Brooke Savige, encourages everyone in the community to subscribe to the free Moreton Alert text service to stay abreast of developments.

“We are doing all we can, but it’s important that everyone stays connected with their neighbours, tunes in to 101.5FM for updates, and keeps their mobile phones charged and handy for messages via SMS, on social media and via Council’s website,” Ms Savige said.

Surrounding council areas are encouraging similar community vigilance, urging residents to stay off roads and reduce water use as evacuation orders continue to rise.

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