|Golf Course during the floods in January 2011|
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 Closures, Brisbane 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.
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
- For life threatening emergencies contact 000
- For flood or storm assistance from the SES call 132 500
- To contact Council call (07) 3205 0555
- For Bureau of Meteorology weather warnings and weather reports, go to www.bom.gov.au/qld
- For Council disaster management information, go to www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/
- For Council road closure reports, go to www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/
- For comprehensive information on Main Roads’ closures, go to www.131940.qld.gov.au