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UPDATE MIDDAY THURS: Severe Weather Logan

Published: 30 March 2017

UPDATE MIDDAY THURS: Severe Weather Logan

Roads are closed across Logan and power outages are being investigated as more severe thunderstorms are expected to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to severe flash flooding.

The Logan Village area is at risk of flash flooding and Marsden may be at  risk in the coming hours as water levels in creeks and the Logan River rise.

Currently 28 properties in the city are cut off.

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

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

People are asked to stay inside and avoid the roads as wild weather sets in for Logan.

More than 40 roads are closed this morning due to flash flooding: http://disaster.logan.qld.gov.au/road-hazards

Energex is investigating power outages that have affected about 1,400 homes: http://disaster.logan.qld.gov.au/power-outages

Sandbag collection points

The SES depots at Daisy Hill (26-36 Winnetts Rd) has refreshed stock of sandbags and arrangements are being made to replenish stock.

Due to being unmanned, sandbag stocks at Eagleby Community Centre (8-16 Cowper Avenue, Eagleby) are exhausted and Council is working to replenish them.

Other location for sandbags include Logan Village (1464 Waterford-Tamborine Rd), Logan City Council's Marsden Depot (181 Chambers Flat Rd, Marsden) and the Munruben depot. With the exception of Marsden, people will be expected to fill the sandbags themselves.

Please be aware, that due to the overwhelming demand, traffic around the sandbag collection points will be congested.

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 page www.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

Avoid all unnecessary travel on Thursday due to expected hazardous road conditions.

  • 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.
  • Move your car under cover or away from trees.
  • Secure loose outdoor items.
  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
  • 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.

Reserves and trails being closed

  • 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

Libraries and Logan Art Gallery

Due to the severe weather, the all Logan City Council Libraries will be closing today from 12pm.
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 on Friday night has been cancelled.
The  Erifdani 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