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Redlands severe weather update – New 12:10am (early Sat morning) ferry service to Southern Moreton Bay Islands, respite centre hours extended


Bay Island Transit have advised that one late night passenger ferry service will run to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBIs) at 12:10am (early Saturday morning). The ferry service will travel at a very slow 5-knots speed due to debris in the bay. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Translink staff will be at the  Continue reading…

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Redlands Severe weather update – ferries to SMBIs cancelled after 5:50pm tonight – respite centre opened


Bay Island Transit Systems have advised that Southern Moreton Bay Island ferry services travelling in both directions from Redland Bay Ferry Terminal to Russell Island have been cancelled after 5.50pm this evening due to debris in the bay. A  passenger ferry will run at 12:10am. This service will run very slowly due the debris in the  Continue reading…

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Media release: Redland City Council services back


Redland City Council services are up and running again as the city cleans up after ex-Tropical cyclone Debbie. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said while the rain had cleared it was important people remained vigilant to potential dangers such as trees falling after the wet weather. “There is still a lot of water around, so  Continue reading…

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Live updates: Severe weather event Thursday 30 March


Severe weather update: 8:30pm Thursday 30 March More than 10,500 homes are without power as destructive winds and heavy rain is being experienced in the Redlands this evening. Major rainfall has passed and 150mm is expected overnight. However, strong winds over 100km/ hour will be problematic well into Friday. There remains potential for flash flooding  Continue reading…

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Media Release: Redlands Severe weather update – ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie


Destructive winds and heavy rainfall is currently on a direct path to Redlands, with the heaviest rainfall expected between 6pm and 9pm this evening and winds expected to continue until early tomorrow morning. Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Redland Local Disaster Management Group Karen Williams said there was an increased risk to North  Continue reading…

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Media release: Severe weather update – ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie


Rainfall totals of 200mm remain likely over the next 24 hours, with the possibility of isolated falls exceeding 400mm. The Local Disaster Management Group has been stood up to manage emergency operations Be prepared Go to the Redland Disaster Management site and check critical information for your preparation and preparedness. There is potential for flash flooding  Continue reading…

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Sandbags available ahead of ex-tropical cyclone Debbie


Update: sandbag stations will now be open all day today and as needed into the night. Self service sandbagging stations will be re-established at the following locations on Thursday 29 March ahead of forecast heavy rainfall. Enclosed shoes must be worn. Cleveland Showgrounds (Norm Price Park), Long Street Cleveland on Thursday 7am to 4pm. Council staff  Continue reading…

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Updated 2:51pm Prepare now for severe weather conditions


Updated 2:51pm Heavy rain and damaging winds are expected across the Redlands on Thursday and Friday as ex-tropical cyclone Debbie makes its way south. Self service sandbagging stations will be established at the following locations on Wednesday 29 March. Enclosed shoes must be worn. Cleveland Showgrounds (Norm Price Park), Long Street Cleveland on Wednesday 3:30pm until  Continue reading…

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