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.


Here is the full text of the email delivered Moreton Alert:


MoretonAlert (ref flood-1) 
Moreton Bay Regional Council advises that heavy rainfall is predicted to continue overnight. Flooding in rivers and creeks in your area may increase. Low lying roads and bridges will be closed.
Continue to monitor your local conditions and act accordingly.
Check www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au for more information.
Potential Impact In Your Area
The potential local impact of this flooding in your area may include:
  • Flooding may occur around rivers and creeks in your area
  • River levels may rise quickly
  • River levels may reach the tops of banks or flow into low lying areas
  • Low lying fences, pumps and canoes may be inundated
  • Local roads may be closed and low bridges may be under water
What You Should Do
  • Stay informed - monitor local conditions and be aware of the situation
  • Check your emergency plan and locate your emergency kit
  • Tune in to your emergency broadcasters: 101.5FM, 99.7FM and ABC radio 612AM
  • Flood waters are dangerous - never drive, walk or ride through floodwater
  • Floodwater can be toxic - never play or swim in floodwaters
Important Contacts