The latest Bureau of Meteorology Flood Watch advice reiterates yesterday’s warning a deepening trough along the Queensland coast is likely to bring heavy rain tomorrow and into Monday, as holiday makers plan their Easter long weekend journey home.
The Bureau says catchments are wet from recent rainfall and are likely to respond quickly to more rain.
In the Moreton Bay Region, the Pine and Caboolture rivers are likely to be affected the Bureau says, with localised road closures and disruption to some roads is likely in the flood watch area.
At a COVID-19 press conference today, Redcliffe MP Yvette D’Ath urged motorists to take care on the roads.
“We’re expecting a fair bit of rain over the next couple of days,” Mrs D’Ath says.
“Can you be very careful on the road – if it’s flooded, forget it.
“Please don’t risk the lives of your family.”
Moreton Bay Regional Council's sandbagging stations are open to help residents prepare for the predicted rain.
Council’s sandbagging stations offer free sandbags, but residents should bring their own shovel to fill the bags.
Council advises that sandbags can reduce the impact of flooding if they’re placed correctly in appropriate locations around property.
“However, they will not stop the water completely, so make sure you raise your valuables off the floor to prevent damage from floodwater.”
Here's some of the places Council suggests over the next few days:
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