December 1, 2021
The South Burnett Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) moved to “stand up” status on Tuesday following the recent heavy rainfall in the region.
The LDMG met on Wednesday morning and planned to meet again in the afternoon to discuss localised flooding in the region.
Chair Cr Roz Frohloff said emergency services and Council workers had attended a number of incidents involving road closures and damage to property over the past 24 hours.
Council crews have been working hard to ensure safety hazards on roads were protected or repaired temporarily while damage assessment was undertaken.
Cr Frohloff said the South Burnett Disaster Dashboard continues to operate with road closures listed and updated by Council and Queensland Police as information was provided.
However, Council monitors more than 3000km of road network and conditions will change regularly and quickly, therefore Council and police are unable to inspect the entire network.
“Inspections are prioritised and the LDMG encourages the community to report all road conditions to Council on (07) 4189-9100,” Cr Frohloff said.
Police have advised residents not to drive or walk through floodwater and avoid unnecessary travel.
If residents must travel, drive to the prevailing road conditions, obey the signs and do not drive through floodwater.
Drivers should not expect see warnings signs for every crossing, given the widespread impact of the rain.
- In a life-threatening emergency, call Triple Zero 000
- For sandbagging / leaking roofs / roof damage, download the “SES Assistance Qld” app available on Android and Apple devices or call the SES on 13-25-00
- To report impacts to roads eg. flooded or damaged, call Council (07) 4189-9100 (also after hours)