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Bribie Island residents urged to prepare for wild weather

QUEENSLAND Water Police and Moreton Bay Regional Council have urged residents to take care and prepare for some wild weather tonight and tomorrow.

Moreton Bay mayor Allan Sutherland said forecasts from the Bureau of Meteorology suggested damaging wind gusts, rain, rough surf and high tides could impact the region over the next few days due to a coastal low.

“This system may deliver damaging wind gusts of up to 90km/h overnight as well as anywhere from 20mm to 40mm of rainfall across the region, while also potentially bringing with it marine gales along Moreton Bay and Spring high tides,” Mayor Sutherland said.

Residents are advised to secure outdoor items, check roofs, keep up to date with weather alerts and have an up to date household emergency plan.

Local residents and businesses can register to receive free alerts about severe weather and flash-flooding events via text or voice message and e-mail.

Register online at www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/moretonalert or call council on 3205 0555.

Emergency contacts

SES – Severe weather events can be a busy time for the SES. Council urges people to only call the SES on 132 500 in emergency situations.

Reporting fallen trees – If you spot fallen trees on council roads or council property, you can report them to council via 3205 0555 or the free MBRCRequest app.

Fallen powerlines – If you spot fallen powerlines or fallen trees near powerlines, contact Energex immediately on 13 19 62. Stay away and don’t touch the fallen powerlines.

Debris clean-up – To assist with clean-up of debris in your yard, free tipping services are available for residents at council’s waste facilities across the Moreton Bay Region.

About Tim Pasqualone

Founder of Our Bribie, an online forum for news, views & opinion in the Bribie Island region and owner of Bribie Island Marketing, a full service digital marketing agency located on Bribie Island, Queensland. With over 25 years of television, news, social media, print and digital marketing experience, Tim is a little bit geeky when it comes to all things digital!

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