Sandbag stations across the Moreton Bay region have opened ahead of heavy rainfall predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology.
The Bureau says a deepening trough along the Queensland coast is likely to bring heavy rainfall on Sunday and Monday, prompting a flood watch warning.
In the Moreton Bay Region, the Pine and Caboolture rivers are likely to be affected.
The Bureau says localised closing and disruption to some roads is likely in the flood watch area.
“Heaviest falls are likely to occur north of Fraser Island initially, extending southwards to the Queensland - New South Wales border by later in the day Sunday,” the Bureau says.
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.
“Once you have finished using them, empty the sand responsibly and store away from sunlight so they can be used again and again.”
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