Tropical Cyclone Yasi impact on Bedarra and Dunk Island
Thursday, 03 February 2011 14:57
Thursday 3rd February
Tropical Cyclone Yasi impacted Bedarra (www.bedarra.com.au) and Dunk Island resorts (www.dunk-island.com) overnight.
As previously advised, all staff who remained on the resorts during this period are safe and accounted for. No guests were at the resorts at the time.
We are currently re-locating all staff from the island to the mainland, other than a skeleton team who will remain to secure the resorts, and arrangements are currently being put in place for transfers off the islands, the provision of accommodation, and where required, for counselling of staff on the mainland.
In addition to attending to staff re-locations, Dunk Island Resort General Manager, David Henry and Bedarra Acting General Manager, Sophia Rutty, who were both with their staff overnight, are currently undertaking a preliminary situation analysis to determine the extent of damage to the properties. It is still too early to determine how long the resorts will need to be closed to allow the necessary clean up and repair works to be undertaken, however, it is clear that the damage is extensive. A further announcement will be made in due course in this regard.
Hideaway Resorts CEO, Mark Campbell and Director, Andrew Menzies have recently arrived on Dunk Island to support David and Sophia.
Hideaway Resorts Chairman, Rupert Greenhough said “We are enormously relieved that all staff have safely come through this extraordinaryexperience, which is testament to the planning and preparations undertaken for these situations. We are confident that with their combined, and significant experience of these properties, Mark and David will lead us through the recovery efforts, and allow the resorts to be up and running again, as soon as possible.”
For further information please contact Rupert Greenhough via Hideaway Resorts Head Office: +61 3 9854 5740.
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