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
Marine Wind Warning Summary
Moreton Bay Regional Council and other Disaster contacts
Monitor your local conditions
Check BoM radar imagery at http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR663.loop.shtml
Never drive, walk or ride through flood water
Stay clear and report overflowing manholes to Unitywater
Tune in to your emergency broadcasters: ABC radio 612AM, 101.5FM and 99.7FM
Important Contacts and Links
Life threatening emergencies: Triple Zero (000)
SES flood or storm assistance: 132 500
Council: (07) 3205 0555
Council local road conditions at council’s website
Unitywater: 1300 086 489
Energex: 13 62 62
Potential 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.
- Dam release information: Seqwater: 1800 613 122
- Life threatening emergencies: Triple Zero (000)
- SES flood or storm assistance: 132 500
- Council: (07) 3205 0555
- Unitywater: 1300 086 489
- Energex: 13 62 62
- Bureau of Meteorology weather warnings
- Department of Main Roads
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
Public Transport Translink
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
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.
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.