4pm Update - Latest flood recovery information
Published: 3 April 2017
This advisory provides the latest update on the recovery efforts occurring throughout the City of Logan after record flooding. It is supplemented by a comprehensive update issued at 1.30pm today.
As at 4pm, Loganlea Road at and Paradise Road at Slacks Creek had been officially re-opened to traffic, along with other major routes throughout the city.
Roads recently confirmed as cleaned of debris and safe for traffic include:
- Chambers Flat Road, Munruben
- Stern Road, Carbook
- Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill
- Golf Course Drive, Meadowbrook
- Harley Street, Daisy Hill
- Lilac Street, Daisy Hill
- Shailer Road, Shailer Park
- Beutel Street, Waterford West
- Jarvis Road, Waterford
- Boundary Street, Beenleigh
- Burow Road, Waterford West
- Catalina Street, Loganlea
- Greenvale Road, Chambers Flat
- Kokoda Street, Beenleigh
- Logan Street, Beenleigh
- Martens Street, Beenleigh
- Murrays Road, Slacks Creek
- Queens Road, Slacks Creek
- Sarah Street, Loganlea
- Scott Lane, North Maclean
- Sewell Road, Tanah Merah
Beenleigh Connection Road (Boundary Street), between George Street and Logan Street, is expected to be open in next couple of hours. There is a thick muddy layer on pavement and resources have been arranged for clean-up.
Two communities are confirmed as isolated: Schmidts Road/Logan Parade and Bayes Road. There are 59 houses confirmed as inundated in the Albert River catchment (with eight to be investigated further) and 44 confirmed in the Logan River catchment, with information on a further 200 properties coming to hand soon.
A total 510 homes are still without power. 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 will need to contact a licenced 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.
Council has received many offers of assistance and donations, including other councils and the SES in Brisbane.
Individuals who want to help should go to www.emergencyvolunteering.com.au or call 3412 3412. Donations of goods or cash should be made through GIVIT at www.givit.org.au or by texting the keyword DEBBIE to 0437 371 371.
The National Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements have been activated to assist people directly affected by the flood.
Residents can request assistance cleaning up here: http://disaster.logan.qld.gov.au/news/disaster-management/update-9.30pm-latest-flood-recovery-information
Businesses can request assistance and report inundation: http://disaster.logan.qld.gov.au/news/disaster-management/update-9.30pm-latest-flood-recovery-information
Residents are asked to report flooding to their home/property even if they don’t need help cleaning up: http://disaster.logan.qld.gov.au/news/disaster-management/update-9.30pm-latest-flood-recovery-information
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 about grants is also available by calling 1800 173 349.
If you are unable to access the internet or require assistance, please call Council on 3412 3412.
Red Cross is available 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 missing, call 1800 100 188.
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 to the current weather event, 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.
Kerbside collection will take place in flood impacted areas. Please place your waste safely on the footpath for colleciton.
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. 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 whose collection was missed should leave their bins out for collection as soon as possible.
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