A combination of extremely heavy rain, high winds and creek flooding have already caused major damage across our city and we’re expecting more flooding to come over the coming days.While Brisbane River flood levels are expected to be lower than January 2011 (2.6m in the CBD compared to 4.45m in 2011), there is no doubt that we will see serious impacts in parts of the city.
I know that there are hundreds of fallen trees, numerous fallen powerlines and significant damage to roads and parks.
Council crews are working around the clock to remove fallen trees and fill potholes, but the scale of the damage means this is unfortunately going to take time.
The best way you can help is by reporting any storm or flood damage to the Brisbane City Council via the 24 hour contact centre on 3403 8888.
IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION
Life threatening emergencies only: 000
State Emergency Service (SES): 13 25 00
Brisbane City Council Call Centre (24 Hours): 3403 8888
Road Closure Information: 13 19 40
Camp Hill Police Station: 3843 2125
Capalaba Police Station: 3433 3333
Holland Park Police Station: 3847 8633
Upper Mt Gravatt Police Station: 3364 3102
Wynnum Police Station: 3308 8122
Energex (loss of power): 13 62 62
Useful web links
Brisbane City Council: www.brisbane.qld.gov.au
Queensland Government: www.qld.gov.au
Bureau of Meteorology Warnings: www.bom.gov.au/qld/
FREE GREEN WASTE DISPOSAL
Council’s transfer stations will be open for free green waste tipping this weekend.
Brisbane City Council operates transfer stations at the following locations:
- 728 Tilley Road, Chandler
- 1560 Nudgee Road, Nudgee
- 360 Sherbrooke Road, Willawong
- 101 Upper Kedron Road, Ferny Grove
Transfer stations are open from 6.30am to 5.45pm every day of the year.
An evacuation centre has been opened at the Sleeman Centre for flood / storm-affected residents from across Brisbane who are unable to make alternative living arrangements.
Sleeman Centre was chosen because it has extensive facilities, its own back-up power supply, plenty of parking, as well as straight-forward access via Old Cleveland Rd and/or the Gateway Motorway.
On-site parking is available in Car Park 3.
If possible residents are asked to please bring with them:
- bedding, including sleeping bags or sheets, blankets, pillow
- two days change of clothes
- personal items and toiletries
- non-perishable food and water.
The site will accommodate pets, however pets must remain restrained and under owners supervision at all times. Owners must provide own pet leads, cages, food, bowls and litter.
The centre will be operated by Australian Red Cross with assistance from the Zhu Chi Foundation, with staff on hand to assist residents.For assistance or further information, phone Brisbane City Council on 3403 8888 or visit Council’s website at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au