Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Moreton Bay Issues Flood Warning

Just before 9pm tonight (being Tuesday 24th January) Moreton Bay Regional Council issued general flood alert. The Council site appears to be down at the moment (possibly due to the high volume of traffic their alert has precipitated). Looking around I can't find any information about flooding in our local area (Arana Hills, Ferny Hills, Ferny Grove) but I will keep an eye out.

Golf Course during the floods in January 2011
Naturally the Golf Club is probably flooded, and in my own estimation there is a good chance of train disruptions for tomorrow morning's commute.

UPDATE 25 Oct: Train services were actually OK on the Ferny Grove line the next day, so I guess I need to eat crow for my snarky comment.

Some useful links: ABC Emergency Page (and an ABC story),  BOM Current Queensland Warnings. Road ClosuresBrisbane North Power Outages

Twitter hashtags: #qldfloods #bigwet

Stay safe. The rain will eventually stop.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Your Representatives

Do you know who your representatives are at the federal, state and local levels are? After moving house I was unclear how my electoral situation had changed so I present below some information about electorates and representatives in the Ferny Grove, Ferny Hills and Arana Hills area.

You can always confirm your exact electorate by checking your enrolment at the Australian Electoral Commission.