Australia news live: Anthony Albanese to visit Kimberley as record floods threaten more towns

1 year ago 47

The Fitzroy River has swollen to 50km in width in some parts as more communities wait for the flood peak. Follow the day’s news live

Overcrowding in Kimberley evacuation centres

Geoff Haerewa is the president of the Derby and West Kimberley Shire, which has been hit by the worst flooding on record in WA. He’s been speaking to ABC Radio this morning about the situation the community is facing, including overcrowding in evacuation centres:

These evacuation centres are just recreational halls. They don’t have the facilities in there to handle anything up to 200 or 300 people.

It is overcrowding. It is hot, there’s no air conditioning. We don’t have the toilet facilities and the kitchen facilities to deal with a crisis of this size and magnitude.

Continue reading...
Read Entire Article