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City of Logan - weather update 10am Saturday 2 May

Published: 2 May 2015

City of Logan - weather update 10am Saturday 2 May

Logan is expecting a minor river flood to pass through the city late today and tomorrow.

The flood will affect both the Albert and Logan Rivers.

It is understood the Logan River flood will affect the Jimboomba area today, with a moderate flood peak at Macleans Bridge during the evening and a move into the areas near Waterford during Sunday.

The Albert River is expected to peak at Beenleigh and Eagleby at minor levels late Saturday evening.

Low lying land and roads may be affected, however it is not expected that any homes will need to be evacuated at this stage.

Water levels in Logan's urban creeks are expected to drop throughout the day.

Residents are reminded to be vigilant and contact the SES on 132500 if they are concerned for their safety.

Logan's Disaster Management team will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day.

Mayor Pam Parker has inspected the city this morning to assess overnight damage.

"Overnight, numerous residents in the Marsden area were assisted to leave their homes as they were concerned their homes may flood and moved to safer locations," said Mayor Parker.

"Some residents living near Scrubby Creek experienced flooding under their homes and in auxiliary buildings on their properties. Some property has been damaged, including cars and fences. Our thoughts are with these residents at this difficult time.

"We are also aware that at Louise Court in Logan Village some residents decided to evacuate as well."

Numerous roads in Logan were closed and several roads have been damaged. Logan City Council has an extra five road maintenance crews on duty to undertake emergency repairs.

Residents can assist by reporting road damage and fallen trees on 3412 4796. This number will be staffed until 5pm today. After that time use the usual after hours number 3412 3412.

Please take care and visit www.logan.qld.gov.au/closedroads for road condition information and the latest river level information throughout the day. If you need SES assistance for property damage call 132 500. Please be mindful the SES volunteers have been run off their feet supporting residents with over 200 logged jobs.