The Bureau of Meteorology has issued an Initial Flood Watch for South East Queensland for minor to moderate flooding possible from Saturday within the Moreton Bay Regional Council area.
Council has sent an SMS and email to people registered with the free MoretonAlert app, which delivers timely advice about severe weather.
So far, only Mott St at Strathpine is closed.
The Bureau says showers and thunderstorms are likely to increase over the weekend, with a risk of heavy rainfall in severe thunderstorms.
There is the chance of heavy to intense rainfall over southeast Queensland from Saturday night into Monday if the low moves close to the southeast Queensland coast.
The Bureau warns catchments across the Flood Watch area have experienced periods of rain over the past few weeks and are relatively wet and are likely to respond quickly to rainfall.
Stay up to date with the Bureau of Meteorology's Queensland warnings summary here.
What should you do?
Council’s advice is to:
- Move your car under cover or away from trees
- Secure loose outdoor items
- Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it
- Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees
- Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm
- Beware of fallen trees and powerlines
- For SES flood or storm assistance phone 132 500
Important contacts and links
- Life threatening emergencies: Triple Zero (000)
- Tune in to emergency broadcasters: ABC radio 612AM, 101.5FM and 99.7FM
- SES flood or storm assistance: 132 500
- Council: 3205 0555
- Council local road conditions at council's website
- Unitywater: 1300 086 489
- Energex: 13 62 62
- Department of Transport and Main Roads
Council is encouraging residents to make sure they are prepared.
Find more advice about preparing for floods here.
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