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3.00pm - Recovery Efforts

Published: 4 April 2017

3.00pm - Recovery Efforts

The Local Disaster Management Group is well into the recovery phase of the weather event.

The Local Disaster Coordination Centre is still operating and remains on alert.

Council is working with the Queensland Government and the Federal Government to support people and businesses affected by flooding.

Teams are deploying into the community and providing help wherever possible. These services are outlined below.

Roads

Most roads in the City of Logan are now open. Crews are working to clear approximately eight.

Several have had silt and mud removed but it is almost impossible to remove the residue completely, so motorists are advised to drive with extreme caution, especially if there is further rain and the surface becomes slippery.

The following roads have recently been confirmed clear of debris and safe for traffic:

  • Armstrong Road, Loganlea
  • Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road, Wolfdene
  • Beutel Street, Waterford West
  • Bompa Road, Waterford West
  • Bamboo Drive, Woodhill
  • Brutus Street, Kingston
  • Cedar Vale Road, Cedar Vale
  • Meakin Road, Slacks Creek
  • Alfred Street, Slacks Creek
  • Edinburgh Drive, Slacks Creek
  • Federation Drive, Bethania
  • Moloney Road, Loganlea
  • Omaru Street, Loganholme
  • Radke Road, Bethania
  • Stapylton Street, Eagleby
  • Bayes Road, Logan Reserve
  • Federation Drive, Bethania
  • Schneider Road, Waterford
  • Cambogan Road, Waterford
  • Holmview Road, Beenleigh
  • Schmidts Road, Logan Reserve
  • Dairy Creek Road, Waterford
  • Easterly Street, Waterford
  • Stegemann Road, Buccan

Logan Reserve Road – Barriers have been relocated to allow access to Logan Parade and Schmidt Road. Logan Reserve Road will be closed for approximately three weeks due to pavement saturation.

Welfare checks

Council and SES crews have been out today, checking on properties and people’s wellbeing.

Approximately 62 houses in the Albert River catchment are confirmed as inundated and 100 in the Logan River catchment. Inspections are ongoing.

For those who require support, Lifeline is available on 13 11 14.

Electricity

A total 132 homes are still without power, mainly in Waterford West. Supply is expected to be restored throughout the day/night.

For more information and updates on responses to power outages, visit the Energex website at https://www.energex.com.au/home/power-outages/emergency-outages

As the recovery continues across the city, Council advises:

  • If your home has been inundated by flood waters, before the property can have power restored, home owners must contact a licensed electrician to ensure their property is safe to be reconnected.
  • Be vigilant when cleaning up. If you see a fallen powerline, stay well clear and call our emergency line on 13 19 62 immediately.

Assistance

National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements have been activated to help people directly affected by the flood.

Individuals who want to help should go to www.emergencyvolunteering.com.au or call 3412 3412.

All monetary donations are to be made directly through the following services:

Australian Red Cross Society —1800 811 700 redcross.org.au
The Salvation Army — 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) salvos.org.au/
St Vincent de Paul Society of Queensland — 3010 1002 vinnies.org.au/donate
UnitingCare Community — 1800 001 953 uccommunity.org.au/disaster-relief

Any goods and services are to be donated to GIVIT through their website www.givit.org.au or by texting the keyword DEBBIE to 0437 371 371. 

Council has received many offers of assistance and donations, including other councils as well as the SES in Brisbane.

Information on disaster assistance can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au/ and applications for a range of grants can be made online at www.qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies/community-recovery-grants-portal/index.html Information is also available by calling 1800 173 349.

Red Cross can assist if people are concerned about friends and family. The service registers, finds and reunites family, friends and loved ones after an emergency. If anyone is believed missing, call 1800 100 188.

Animal welfare

Council’s Animal Management Centre at 213 Queens Road, Kingston has been releasing any impounded animals back to their owners without any fees since Friday.

As part of Council's response, it is important to keep the facility as clear as possible to keep responding to urgent and emergency situations.

If you believe your animal has been impounded, please visit the Animal Management Centre to identify and collect it.

If your registration is not up to date, Council will ask you to rectify this but, if it is not immediately possible, we will release your animal and work with you to resolve the registration in due course.

We will continue with this practice until our response to this weather event has normalised.

Asbestos disposal

Please be cautious when dealing with items such as linoleum, fibro cement and underlay that may contain asbestos.

Council's website details how to dispose of asbestos. If you are unsure what to do contact Council on 3412 3412.

Details about how to deal with asbestos is available at:
www.logan.qld.gov.au/environment-water-and-waste/waste-and-recycling/asbestos-disposal

Waste disposal

Kerbside collection will take place in flood impacted areas as the need arises. Council is unable to supply skip bins. Please place your waste safely on the footpath for collection.

Free dumping is only available to people clearing flood debris and for those whose wheelie bins have not been collected.

Council's waste facilities are very busy and residents are asked to be mindful of potential queues over coming days.

Normal bin schedule has resumed and additional vehicles will be deployed to collect missed bins. Residents should leave their bins out for collection as soon as possible.

  • This will be the final media advisory issued by Logan City Council this evening. For more updates, go to the Disaster Dashboard at http://disaster.logan.qld.gov.au/ or https://www.facebook.com/logancitycouncil/
  • Council’s customer contact centres will be open from 8am to 5pm tomorrow. For Council related after-hours emergencies, please call 3412 3412. For life threatening emergencies call 000.

For media inquiries, please call Media Advisor Jacqui Donegan on 0413 154 865 or email jacquidonegan@logan.qld.gov.au