Be Prepared for Wet Weather Mid March 2017

Moreton Bay Regional Council is urging local residents to prepare for wet weather with predictions of heavy rainfall from today through to next week across South East Queensland.

 

Mayor Allan Sutherland said the Bureau of Meteorology had earlier today issued a severe thunderstorm warning for destructive wind, heavy rainfall and large hailstones.

 

“Moreton Bay Region residents should prepare for the possible impact of heavy rain over coming days,” Mayor Sutherland said.

 

“While the forecasted rain will be much appreciated, I can’t stress enough how important it is to prepare yourself, your family and your home.

 

“Council will continue to work with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) to closely monitor the impacts of predicted severe weather.

 

“Be prepared for any local impacts and keep an eye on BoM’s weather warnings, radar images and rainfall gauges, which can be viewed on BoM’s website.      

 

“Roads and drainage crews and the SES will be on standby to monitor any potential impacts.

 

“In the event of severe weather, please limit all non-essential travel and remember, if it’s flooded, forget it.”

  

Weather warnings

 

Stay tuned to local media outlets for the latest weather updates. Log onto the weather bureau’s website to assist in monitor your local conditions. You can view weather radar images and rainfall gauge and river height information at www.bom.gov.au/qld

 

MoretonAlert

 

Local residents and businesses can register to receive free alerts about severe weather and flash-flooding events via text or voice message and e-mail.

 

Register online at www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/moretonalert or call council on 3205 0555.

 

Flood maps

 

Council encourages people to be aware of the potential impact of heavy rainfall around their property.

 

Flood maps are available for download from council’s website with handy hints on how to be storm-ready. www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/  

  

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