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5.30pm Update - Latest flood recovery information

Published: 4 April 2017

5.30pm Update - Latest flood recovery information

Roads

Most roads in the City of Logan are now open. Crews are working to clear approximately 20.

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

Welfare checks

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

Approximately 59 houses in the Albert River catchment are confirmed as inundated and 58 in the Logan River catchment. Inspections are ongoing.

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

Electricity

A total 341 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 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. 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. 

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.

Waste disposal

Kerbside collection will take place in flood impacted areas. 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