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Record flood level expected for Albert River – Logan River to experience major flooding

Published: 31 March 2017

Record flood level expected for Albert River – Logan River to experience major flooding

Logan City Council is urging residents in low lying areas to consider leaving for higher ground with the Albert and Logan rivers expected to peak at major flood levels today and tomorrow.

A Logan Flood Emergency Warning for major Albert River flooding has been issued.

The river is expected to peak at Beenleigh around midday today

For assistance call 34123412 or Emergency 000.

Residents are urged to seek shelter with family or friends, for those residents without access to other support an emergency evacuation centre will open at the Beenleigh & Districts Senior Citizens and Beenleigh PCYC, 20-38 Alamein Street, Beenleigh at 7am.

The Logan River is expected to rise to be level with the Maclean bridge at midnight Friday and will be at deck level at the Waterford Bridge midday Saturday.

Weather update

Strong winds are all that remains from ex-tropical cyclone Debbie with the Bureau of Meterology predicting only a slight chance of showers.

For emergencies, please call the SES on 132 500 or call Triple Zero (000) for assistance.

SES crews have so far received 240 requests for assistance and are continuing to clear the backlog of calls.

People are asked to exercise caution on the road with many still underwater.

Many roads also have debris across them.

Monitor Council's Disaster Dashboard for live updates: http://disaster.logan.qld.gov.au/

Road Closures

More than 110 roads have been affected by the deluge. For more information on which ones are closed visit http://disaster.logan.qld.gov.au/road-hazards

Power Outages

Trees have fallen on powerlines in a few locations across the city, knocking out power to about 14,000 homes across the city.

For more information and updates on responses to power outages, visit the Energex website.

Water supply

Council crews are working to restore water supply to the centre of Beenleigh.

Sandbag collection points

Sandbag collection points will re-open at 8am this morning.

Sandbag collection points are:

  • The SES depots at Daisy Hill (26-36 Winnetts Rd)
  • Eagleby Community Centre (8-16 Cowper Avenue, Eagleby)
  • Logan Village (1464 Waterford-Tamborine Rd)
  • Logan City Council's Marsden Depot (181 Chambers Flat Rd, Marsden)
  • Munruben Depot, 113-127 Crowson Lane, Munruben

With the exception of Marsden, people will be expected to fill the sandbags themselves.

Council is asking residents to be patient at collection points because of anticipated high demand.

Sandbags will be limited to 10 per vehicle due to the need to meet demand across the city.

Please note, sandbags can also be purchased from hardware stores and other similar retailers.

Emergency Contacts You Should Know

  • For storm and flood assistance contact the SES on 132 500 and in a life threatening emergency call Triple Zero (000). You can also download the SES Assistance App by visiting http://www.emergency.qld.gov.au/ses/
  • The Queensland Police Service is constantly updating information on their Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/QueenslandPolice Twitter (@QPSMedia) account and our myPolice blogs www.mypolice.qld.gov.au
  • The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services is also regularly updating their information on Facebook www.facebook.com/QldFireandRescueService/ Twitter (@QldFES)
  • The Department of Transport and Main Roads has an extensive list of road closures at the QLD Traffic website at www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au – it includes an interactive map, a list of road closures and live traffic cameras. You can also call 13 19 40.
  • Please keep in mind the only way to stay safe is to stay out of floodwater. The best way to avoid floodwater is to make sure you are prepared. If it’s flooded, forget it. For more information visit http://floodwatersafety.initiatives.qld.gov.au/
  • For more information about preparing for this severe weather event, please visit https://getready.qld.gov.au/
  • For those who are concerned about friends and family in affected areas, the Red Cross has opened ‘Register Find Reunite’. This service helps to find and reunite family, friends and loved ones during a disaster. You can register or look for someone on the Red Cross Website at www.redcross.org.au
  • Listen to ABC Local Radio, the emergency broadcaster in Queensland.
  • Disaster affected people can contact the Community Recovery Hotline for information and support on 1800173 349. People are requested to be patient when calling the Community Recovery Hotline.
  • The Insurance Council of Australia has declared a catastrophe for damage caused by TC Debbie. The Disaster Hotline (phone 1800 734 621) can help policyholders if they are uncertain which insurer they are with, or have general inquiries about the claims process.
  • Take extreme care when handling damaged asbestos containing materials - as it could pose serious health risks. If you are concerned, or would like more information, contact your local authority on 13QGOV (137468) or go to www.deir.qld.gov.au/asbestos/
  • For further information visit www.qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies/cleaning-up
  • Please remember, Emergency Departments are only for seriously injured or ill people who need immediate treatment and you should visit your local GP or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for any minor injuries.

You should

  • Visit council’s Disaster Dashboard http://disaster.logan.qld.gov.au/ for all the information you need to be prepared before, during and after severe weather including how to plan an emergency kit, weather warnings, road closures, airport information and news updates.
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
  • Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.

Parks, Reserves and Trails closures

  • Neville Lawrie Reserve, Daisy Hill
  • Cornubia Forest Park, Cornubia
  • Kimberley Forest Park, Shailer Park
  • Springwood Conservation Park, Springwood
  • Spring Mountain Reserve and associated trail networks through Parrot Reserve, Lyndale Reserve and Thornbill Reserve, Greenbank
  • Spring Mountain Forest Park, Greenbank
  • Birnam Range Reserve, Jimboomba
  • Underwood Park, Underwood
  • Gould Adams Park
  • Doug Larsen Park
  • Timothy Park
  • Berrinba Wetlands
  • Loganlea Picnic Grounds
  • Mt Warren Oval
  • Noyer Park
  • Albert River Parklands
  • Alberta Park
  • Riverdale Park
  • JJ Smith Park
  • Meakin Park

Waste Collection

Due to flooded roads, some bin collections were not able to be done on Thursday as scheduled. Residents should leave bins out for collection today.

Council Customer Service

Due to school closures on Friday and region-wide appeals for people to limit travel and stay home, Council will be operating on a skeleton staff today.

It would be of great assistance if customers considering contacting Council do so only for urgent or emergency enquiries. Please be aware that Council’s contact centre and customer service centres will be operating on limited capacity today.

School Closures

The State Government has advised ALL schools will be closed today.
Go to http://closures.det.qld.gov.au/ for updates on school closures.

Libraries and Logan Art Gallery

Due to the severe weather, the all Logan City Council Libraries, Mayes Cottage and Logan Art Gallery will also be closed.

Sports and Aquatic Centres

Aquatic Centres, Indoor Sports Centres, Logan Entertainment Centre, Beenleigh Events Centre and other Community Venues have been closed and all sporting fixtures within sports centres cancelled.

Event Cancellations

Eats and Beats at IKEA Logan and Logan Super Centre tonight has been cancelled.
We apologise for any inconvenience however, the safety of guests, artists, vendors and staff on their way to and from the event is our priority.

The Eridani Fun Day planned for Saturday 1 April at Eridani Park Kingston has also been cancelled.

Contacts:

For Media Inquiries, please call Toby Walker on 0413 876 713 or email TobyWalker@logan.qld.gov.au