Weather: Flood, surf and wind warning, road closures, dam release

Published 2:00pm 22 July 2022

Weather: Flood, surf and wind warning, road closures, dam release
Words by Moreton Daily

UPDATED 5pm: 

Seqwater advises that gate releases from North Pine Dam will begin at a rate of approximately 300 cubic metres per second from 7.30pm today. Youngs Crossing Rd at North Pine River will be closed at Joyner.

Water levels will rise quickly and flooding may occur around rivers and creeks.

Potential impacts

  • Low-lying fences, pumps and property may be flooded.
  • Parks and reserves along the river may be flooded.
  • Damage may occur to low-lying fences, sheds and outbuildings.
  • JOYNER - Youngs Crossing Road at North Pine River will be closed.

What should you do?

  • Monitor local conditions
  • Contact Triple Zero (000) for emergency assistance.
  • Relocate to higher ground if necessary (Higher ground maps show these areas including common road closure points).
  • View the latest road conditions at council's website.
  • Tune in to  emergency broadcasters: ABC Radio 612AM, 101.5FM and 99.7FM.
  • Never drive, walk or ride through flood water. Most flood-related deaths occur this way.


UPDATED: 2pm

A Minor Flood Warning has been issued and Gale and Dangerous Surf warnings remain in place for the southeast Queensland Coast including the Moreton Bay Region as a complex weather system moves down the coast today.

The Bureau of Meteorology is warning that minor flooding may occur along the Stanley River at Woodford this afternoon (Friday).

Rainfall totals of 80-120mm have been observed over the Stanley River catchment area since 9am Thursday. Showers are expected to continue during Friday.

The Stanley River at Woodford is currently at 2.82m and rising. It is likely to reach the minor flood level (5m) later today.

Meantime, a Gale Wind Warning remains in place for Moreton Bay, the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.

An East Coast Low is developing off the coast east of K'gari (Fraser Island) and will gradually move southwards as it continues to deepen. The low will move away to the southeast on Saturday, with winds gradually easing.

Damaging winds averaging 55-65km/h, with peak gusts of about 90km/h, may develop at K'gari (Fraser Island), Stradbroke and Moreton Islands, and the exposed parts of the Sunshine Coast north of Coolum today.

A Dangerous Surf Warning remains in place and authorities are asking people to stay out of the water and away exposed rocky shorelines. Bribie Island is likely to be affected. Significant wave heights exceeding 4m from an east to southeasterly direction are expected.

For emergency assistance, phone the SES on 132 500.

Moreton Bay Region road closures

13 local roads are closed in the Moreton Bay Region as at 1pm, Friday.

Dayboro: Glover Rd at Juffs Rd West

Dayboro: Lees Crossing Rd

Elimbah: Hamilton Rd north of Emu Rd

Elimbah: Old Gympie Road at Six Mile Creek

Elimbah: Williams Road

Moodlu: Whittington Road

Moodlu: Williams Road at Lagoon Creek

Rocksberg: Best Road at Keillors Crossing

Rocksberg: McNamara Road at Browns Crossing

Rocksberg: Old North Road at Zillmans Crossing

Stanmore: Cove Road

Stony Creek: Stony Creek Road at Stony Creek

Strathpine: Mott St

For more information, head to the website

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