South-east Queensland is set for a soggy couple of days with up to 400 millimetres of rain expected along the coast.
Moreton Bay Regional Council is encouraging residents to prepare for the possibility of flash flooding with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting extreme weather from Thursday, May 30.
An East Coast Low is predicted to develop off the southern and central Queensland coasts from tomorrow afternoon and could bring heavy rainfall of up to 250mm until Saturday morning.
The predicted heavy falls could increase the risk of flash flooding.
Wind gusts of up to 30 kilometres per hour are also possible by Friday as the East Coast Low moves through region.
Moreton Bay Regional Council has begun offering sandbags to local residents.
SES and sandbags
Sand and sandbags are available at the following locations:
- Bribie Island SES – 208-224 First Avenue, Bongaree
- Arana Hills SES – 2 Pine Hills Drive, off Jinker Track
- Beachmere – Rogers Street Sports Ground
- Narangba – Oakey Flat Road (between Raynbird Road roundabout and Sovereign Drive roundabout)
- Caboolture Council Depot – corner of Commercial Drive & Machinery Parade
- Deception Bay Council Depot carpark – Old Bay Road
- Elimbah – Coronation Drive (opposite the church in the median strip)
- Petrie SES – 3 Woonara Drive
- Redcliffe – Corner Portwood Street and Lamington Drive (opposite Redcliffe Showgrounds)
- Woodford Council Depot – Mary Street
- Woodford Memorial Hall (rear car park)
Residents are encouraged to bring a shovel to assist with filling their sandbags.
For assistance with damage resulting from heavy rain or flooding over coming days contact the SES on 132 500 or for life threatening emergencies, call triple zero (000).
Stay tuned to local media outlets for the latest weather updates. Log onto the weather bureau’s website to assist in monitor your local conditions. You can view weather radar images and rainfall gauge and river height information at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood , weather forecasts at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts and warnings at www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings
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 at Moreton Alert or call council on (07) 3205 0555.