Brisbane City Council is advising residents to prepare for more severe weather and flooding, with a warning for heavy rainfall in place for parts of Brisbane leading up to high tides from Monday.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said residents should avoid driving in the wet conditions where possible and take steps to ensure they are prepared for more wet weather and possible storms.
“As a result of the heavy rain, there have been additional delays across Brisbane’s road network this morning and water has been reported over the road at Kingsford Smith Drive and the closure of Vulture Street.
“Remember to never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. It has been a long time since we had prolonged heavy rain so take extra care, paying close attention to road closure signs and be on the lookout for roads that are flooded.”
Cr Schrinner said that higher-than-normal high tides are expected in foreshore and riverside locations on Monday and Tuesday.
“As a result of the higher-than-normal tides, minor localised flooding may be experienced in bayside, riverside and low-lying parts of nearby suburbs,” Cr Schrinner said.
“Areas connected to foreshore, and tide-affected areas of the river, creeks and other waterways may also be affected. Residents in areas prone to localised flooding due to high tides are advised to avoid parking their cars on the street during these times and be prepared with sandbags.”
Council has sandbags available for free collection from five locations to help residents in low-lying areas, and our teams are monitoring the situation to respond where required.
If required, sandbags are available for collection from the following locations:
- Darra – 38 Shamrock Road, Darra
- Morningside – 9 Redfern Street, Morningside
- Newmarket – 66 Wilston Road (in carpark off Erneton Street), Newmarket
- Zillmere – 33 Jennings Street, Zillmere
- Lota – Herbert Street, Lota.
Some scheduled events across the city will not go ahead in the wet conditions. Please check Council’s website for any event cancellations or contact the activity provider for more information.
Residents can report fallen trees outside their property boundary to Council on 3403 8888. Make sure you stay away from fallen powerlines and report these immediately to Energex on 13 19 62.
For emergency assistance due to fallen trees or branches on your house, contact the SES on 132 500 and if you have a life-threatening emergency, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.”
Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts. This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of 27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.
Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/