1000 homes still without power
ELECTRICITY has been restored to about 1000 homes around Bundaberg but a further 800 are still without power until the floods recede.
People in north, east and south Bundaberg, and some parts of the CBD are relying on generators for electricity, or making do without.
All but 28 customers in the Wallaville and Booyal areas and about 50 in Bungadoo, Drinan and Delan remain without and about 180 customers in the South Bingera and Pine Creek areas are still disconnected on opposite sides of the swollen Burnett River.
A Queensland Police spokesperson said helicopter patrols have revealed significant damage to the network.
Sixty-three customers in Sandy Hook also remain without power.
Additional crews from the Fraser Coast and South Burnett are on standby to come to Bundaberg during the New Year long weekend to assist local crews to restore power to the remaining rural areas and to city customers.
Detailed planning is under way to develop a restoration plan to swing into action as soon as floodwaters recede.
In the North Burnett, about 120 customers in the Mundubbera area remain without power – about 90 on the Riverleigh feeder and 30 customers whose properties have been disconnected.
Gayndah crews were able to get through to assist Mundubbera crews today and power was restored to about 280 customers in the region.