Severe weather warning for City of Logan - 5pm Thursday 19 February
Published: 20 February 2015
A statement from City of Logan Mayor and Logan Local Disaster Management Group Chairperson, Councillor Pam Parker:
We are expecting severe rainfall and damaging wind gusts here in Logan tomorrow afternoon and evening in line with the Bureau of Meteorology's severe weather warning.
The Logan Local Disaster Management Group as well as Logan City Council branches and supporting organisations are prepared and ready for this weather event. We have our officers on standby.
We ask that our community makes sure their own properties are secure using these tips on how to best prepare for an emergency.
That said, we are not anticipating the need to open any evacuation centres in our city.
Residents should listen to their radios and monitor our Facebook page for updates.
And always remember, if it's flooded, forget it.
For current weather information, including warnings, forecasts and river conditions, visit the Bureau of Meteorology.
The SES depots at Daisy Hill (Winnetts Rd) and Logan Village (Waterford-Tamborine Rd) will be open Thursday 19 February and Friday 20 February from noon to 5.30pm for sandbag distribution.
We will keep an eye on the weather and may extend these hours if required.
The SES will supply bags, shovels and sand but people will need to fill their own bags. If this isn't possible, please phone the SES on 132 500 to make alternative arrangements.
Sandbags can also be purchased at major hardware chains.
Now is a good time to check the contents of your emergency kit:
- Are your torch and radio batteries still good?
- Are consumables (e.g. water and tinned food, enough for three days) still within their use-by date?
- Do you have current copies of important papers such as insurance policies, wills, photos, birth certificates etc?
- Are your emergency contact list details still current?
Prepare your home
Here are some simple tips for making sure your home is ready for heavy rain and/or damaging winds:
- Trim trees and branches well clear of your home
- Check/secure roofing
- Clean gutters and downpipes
- Clear yard of loose materials that may become wind-blown hazards
For more information
Stay tuned to local radio and television stations, and monitor our Facebook page.