11.15am Logan's rivers flood - update

Published: 31 Mar 2017 11:28am

Residents in low lying areas close to the Albert and Logan rivers and their tributaries should closely monitor their situation and seek higher ground in advance of rising waters, to ensure their safety.

Flooding has already been experienced along the Albert River – with levels at Beenleigh currently approaching expected peaks.

Water levels continue to peak along the Logan River, with areas downstream of the Scenic Rim area yet to see their highest levels.

Affected suburbs include South Maclean, Munruben, Logan Village, Flagstone, Stockleigh, Buccan, Chambers Flat, Logan Reserve, Loganlea, Waterford West and Waterford. Stream level information is available on the Bureau of Meteorology website at www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20815.html

The expected flood level is expected to exceed 2013 levels. For those residents unable to relocate to family or friends, an evacuation centre is open at the Beenleigh & Districts Senior Citizens and Beenleigh PCYC, 20-38 Alamein Street, Beenleigh.

Residents are encouraged to stay informed and up to date by visiting disaster@logan.qld.gov.au

Evacuation Centre and places of refuge open

If you are in a flood prone area please consider moving to higher ground. If you need assistance call 3412 3412 or if there is a life-threatening emergency dial 000.

For those residents unable to relocate to family or friends, evacuation centres are open at:

Beenleigh & Districts Senior Citizens and Beenleigh PCYC, 20-38 Alamein Street, Beenleigh

Additional places of refuge are Logan Metro Sports Centre, Browns Plains Road, Crestmead and Jimboomba Basketball Stadium, South St Jimboomba (from 11.30am).

Please note that you will not be able to bring pets with you. Registered assistance animals are permitted.

Pet Care

An animal care centre for domestic dogs and cats is open from 9am at the Beenleigh Events Centre, Crete St, underground carpark.

Emergency assistance

For emergencies, please call the SES on 132 500 or call Triple Zero (000) for life threatening situations.

SES crews have so far received 2339 requests for assistance and are continuing to clear the backlog of 170 calls.

Beware of debris such as fallen branches.

People are asked to exercise caution as many roads are being cut or are already underwater.

Monitor Council's Disaster Dashboard for live updates: http://disaster.logan.qld.gov.au/

Road Closures

More than 110 roads have been cut. For more information on which ones are closed visit http://disaster.logan.qld.gov.au/road-hazards

Power Outages

Trees have fallen on powerlines in a few locations across the city, knocking out power to about 14,000 homes across the city.

For more information and updates on responses to power outages, visit the Energex website.

Water supply

Council crews are working to restore water supply to the centre of Beenleigh.

Sandbag collection points

Sandbag collection points will re-open at 8am this morning.

Sandbag collection points are:

  • The SES depots at Daisy Hill (26-36 Winnetts Rd)
  • Eagleby Community Centre (8-16 Cowper Avenue, Eagleby)
  • Logan Village (1464 Waterford-Tamborine Rd)
  • Logan City Council's Marsden Depot (181 Chambers Flat Rd, Marsden)
  • Munruben Depot, 113-127 Crowson Lane, Munruben

With the exception of Marsden, people will be expected to fill the sandbags themselves.

Council is asking residents to be patient at collection points because of anticipated high demand.

Sandbags will be limited to 10 per vehicle due to the need to meet demand across the city.

Please note, sandbags can also be purchased from hardware stores and other similar retailers.

Emergency Contacts You Should Know

  • For storm and flood assistance contact the SES on 132 500 and in a life threatening emergency call Triple Zero (000). You can also download the SES Assistance App by visiting http://www.emergency.qld.gov.au/ses/
  • The Queensland Police Service is constantly updating information on their Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/QueenslandPolice Twitter (@QPSMedia) account and our myPolice blogs www.mypolice.qld.gov.au
  • The Queensland Fire and Emergency Services is also regularly updating their information on Facebook www.facebook.com/QldFireandRescueService/ Twitter (@QldFES)
  • The Department of Transport and Main Roads has an extensive list of road closures at the QLD Traffic website at www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au – it includes an interactive map, a list of road closures and live traffic cameras. You can also call 13 19 40.
  • Please keep in mind the only way to stay safe is to stay out of floodwater. The best way to avoid floodwater is to make sure you are prepared. If it’s flooded, forget it. For more information visit http://floodwatersafety.initiatives.qld.gov.au/
  • For more information about preparing for this severe weather event, please visit https://getready.qld.gov.au/
  • For those who are concerned about friends and family in affected areas, the Red Cross has opened ‘Register Find Reunite’. This service helps to find and reunite family, friends and loved ones during a disaster. You can register or look for someone on the Red Cross Website at www.redcross.org.au
  • Listen to ABC Local Radio, the emergency broadcaster in Queensland.
  • Disaster affected people can contact the Community Recovery Hotline for information and support on 1800173 349. People are requested to be patient when calling the Community Recovery Hotline.
  • The Insurance Council of Australia has declared a catastrophe for damage caused by TC Debbie. The Disaster Hotline (phone 1800 734 621) can help policyholders if they are uncertain which insurer they are with, or have general inquiries about the claims process.
  • Take extreme care when handling damaged asbestos containing materials - as it could pose serious health risks. If you are concerned, or would like more information, contact your local authority on 13QGOV (137468) or go to www.deir.qld.gov.au/asbestos/
  • For further information visit www.qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies/cleaning-up
  • Please remember, Emergency Departments are only for seriously injured or ill people who need immediate treatment and you should visit your local GP or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for any minor injuries.

You should

  • Visit council’s Disaster Dashboard http://disaster.logan.qld.gov.au/ for all the information you need to be prepared before, during and after severe weather including how to plan an emergency kit, weather warnings, road closures, airport information and news updates.
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
  • Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.

Parks, Reserves and Trails closures

  • Neville Lawrie Reserve, Daisy Hill
  • Cornubia Forest Park, Cornubia
  • Kimberley Forest Park, Shailer Park
  • Springwood Conservation Park, Springwood
  • Spring Mountain Reserve and associated trail networks through Parrot Reserve, Lyndale Reserve and Thornbill Reserve, Greenbank
  • Spring Mountain Forest Park, Greenbank
  • Birnam Range Reserve, Jimboomba
  • Underwood Park, Underwood
  • Gould Adams Park
  • Doug Larsen Park
  • Timothy Park
  • Berrinba Wetlands
  • Loganlea Picnic Grounds
  • Mt Warren Oval
  • Noyer Park
  • Albert River Parklands
  • Alberta Park
  • Riverdale Park
  • JJ Smith Park
  • Meakin Park

Waste Collection

Due to flooded roads, some bin collections were not able to be collected yesterday as scheduled. Residents should leave bins out for collection today.

Council Customer Service

Jimboomba customer service centre will be closed today. Due to school closures today and flooding people are asked to limit travel and stay home. Council will be operating on a skeleton staff today.

It would be of great assistance if customers considering contacting Council do so only for urgent or emergency enquiries. Please be aware that Council’s contact centre and customer service centres will be operating on limited capacity today.

School Closures

The State Government has advised ALL schools will be closed today.
Go to http://closures.det.qld.gov.au/ for updates on school closures.

Libraries and Logan Art Gallery

Due to the severe weather Jimboomba Library, Mayes Cottage and Logan Art Gallery will be closed today. All other libraries will be open as usual. (Logan Village and Greenbank Libraries do not open Fridays)

Sports and Aquatic Centres

Aquatic Centres, Indoor Sports Centres, Logan Entertainment Centre, Beenleigh Events Centre and other Community Venues have been closed and all sporting fixtures within sports centres cancelled.

Event Cancellations

Connecting Our Communities events in Yarrabilba, scheduled for 1 April at St Clares Primary School Yarrabilba, has been cancelled

Eats and Beats at IKEA Logan and Logan Super Centre tonight has been cancelled.
We apologise for any inconvenience however, the safety of guests, artists, vendors and staff on their way to and from the event is our priority.

The Eridani Fun Day planned for Saturday 1 April at Eridani Park Kingston has also been cancelled.


For Media Inquiries, please call Toby Walker on 0413 876 713 or email TobyWalker@logan.qld.gov.au

Media officer: Toby Walker