Wet Weather Event - All you need to know

Light possible showers predicted

A new trough system is forming over Western Queensland and will begin moving east tomorrow increasing the chance of follow up shower and storm activity across the region mid to late this week.

Tide times (High)  3:55pm (1.91m); Thursday 4:45 am (1.45m), 5:07 pm (1.93m); Friday 5:53 am (1.57m), 7:36pm (2.14m); Saturday 6:43am (1.72m), 6:55 pm (2.0m); Sunday 7:25 am (1.87m), 7:36 pm (2.14m);

Coastal Surf Warnings

None

Flood Warnings

None

Marine Wind Warning Summary

None

Moreton Bay Regional Council and other Disaster contacts

What Should You Do?

Important Contacts and Links

Moreton Bay Regional Council is encouraging local residents to make sure they are prepared.  More advice about getting you and your family storm-prepared is available from www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/disaster 
 
Monitor local conditionsPotential Impacts in your Area

  • Low-lying fences, pumps and canoes may be flooded.
  • Parks and reserves along the river may be flooded.
  • Damage may occur to low lying fences, sheds and outbuildings.

What Should You Do?

  • Contact Triple Zero (000) for emergency assistance.
  • Relocate to higher ground if necessary (Higher ground maps show these areas including common road closure points).
  • View the latest road conditions at council’s website.
  • Tune in to your emergency broadcasters: ABC Radio 612AM, 101.5FM and 99.7FM.
  • Never drive, walk or ride through flood water. Most flood related deaths occur this way.

Important Contacts

Traffic Camera's

Road Closures

MBRC 2 roads currently closed

Elimbah    Old Gympie Road At Six Mile Creek, Elimbah
Samsonvale    Mount Samson Road, Between Basin Road And Hipathites Road Closed due to road condition,

A section of Mt Samson Rd has been closed after rain damaged two culverts.

Moreton Bay Regional Council has started work on the culverts, with more rain forecast, to ensure the road is not further damaged.

To ensure there are no accidents, traffic will be diverted along Hipathites Rd until the washed-out sections of Mt Samson Road are fixed.

Electronic notice boards will be placed in both directions as advanced warning of this detour.

Residents who live within the closed area will be permitted through slowly and there will water-filled barriers around the damaged sections.

Other Road Warnings

None

Public Transport Translink

None

Dams situation

Seqwater advises low flow releases from Somerset Dam into Wivenhoe Dam are planned over the next 72 hours. These releases are not expected to cause the lake level in Wivenhoe Dam to increase by more than 0.5 metres.

Seqwater advises outflows from Wappa Dam have increased due to continuing rain in the catchment area.

Avoid potential hazards downstream of the dam such as fast flowing or deep water near waterways and floodplains. These hazards potentially threaten the safety of you and your property.

For more information:

Dam release information   www.seqwater.com.au

Council   http://disaster.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/

Weather warnings, river heights   www.bom.gov.au

Road closures and transport   www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au

Seqwater advises Sideling Creek Dam has started spilling excess water due to heavy rain.

If you are downstream of the dam, please avoid potential hazards such as fast flowing or deep water near waterways and floodplains. These hazards potentially threaten the safety of you and your property.

Cancelled Events

Due to the Wet Weather Conditions the Organisers of the Bribie Island Emergency Services Expo have Postponed Todays Event at VMR Bribie Island - Stay Tuned to 101.5 FM your Emergency Services Radio.

 

Advisories

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

    * If Its Flooded Forget It - Do Not Go Near Flood Waters.
    * Move your car under cover or away from trees.
    * Secure loose outdoor items.
    * Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
    * Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
    * Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
    * For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

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