Category Archives: Disaster management

Update on planned burns for Macleay Island: 11-14 June 2019


Redland City Council – along with the Macleay Island Rural Fire Brigade – is intending to undertake hazard reduction burns at six Macleay Island locations from Tuesday 11 June to Friday 14 June, depending on weather conditions throughout the period. Weather conditions have made it difficult to establish fires in the two locations that were  Continue reading…

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Planned temporary water shutdowns for Redlands Coast areas in May and June


Residents in parts of Mount Cotton and on three Southern Moreton Bay Islands will experience temporary overnight water supply interruptions over May and June as essential maintenance work is carried out to improve water security. From 28-30 May 2019, Seqwater crews will temporarily stop water supply to some properties so inspections can be carried out  Continue reading…

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Burst water main at Karragarra Island: latest update 12 May at 11.30am


11:30am Sunday 12 May 2019 Water restored to Karragarra, Macleay and Lamb Islands Water supply is back on at Karragarra, Macleay and Lamb Islands. Water pressure will build as pipes fill. Seqwater advises the water is safe to drink and does not require boiling. Residents and visitors at Karragarra, Macleay and Lamb Islands are asked to  Continue reading…

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Illuminated signage alerts motorists to flooded roads


Redland City Council has installed automated illuminated flooded road signage at two Redlands Coast locations that experience flash flooding during rainfall events and severe weather. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the solar-powered signs – located at Avalon Road, Sheldon and the corner of Pitt and Nelson roads, Birkdale – would provide an early warning  Continue reading…

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Tropical Cyclone Oma: Redlands Coast update at 2pm


Redland Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) remains at ‘Alert’ status as Tropical Cyclone Oma continues to track towards the Queensland coast. Although the Cyclone Watch has been cancelled, a Severe Weather Warning for dangerous surf, abnormally high tides, and damaging wind gusts remains current. There is potential for significant beach erosion. Residents are asked to  Continue reading…

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Sandbag stations available on Redlands Coast


Redland City Council is establishing self-service sandbagging stations as Tropical Cyclone Oma continues to move slowly toward the Queensland Coast. Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Karen Williams said while the full impacts and final path of TC Oma were unknown, Council was offering the service so Redlands Coast residents  Continue reading…

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Call for Redlands Coast to prepare for bad weather


Redlands Coast residents are being urged to take precautions now against expected bad weather in coming days, as Tropical Cyclone Oma tracks toward the Queensland Coast. Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Karen Williams said the Bureau of Meteorology was keeping a close eye on the cyclone’s path. “While there  Continue reading…

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Be ready for wet weather on Redlands Coast


Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Coordination Group Karen Williams is calling on Redlands Coast residents to prepare now for the forecasted heavy rain conditions this weekend. “Heavy to locally intense rainfall is expected over the coming days, with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting severe thunderstorms with damaging to destructive winds, heavy  Continue reading…

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Straddie fire rolling blog latest update: Thursday 13 December at 11am


Thursday 13 December at 11am Storms, strong winds and rainfall expected from Friday. Residents are urged to be prepared for a severe weather event expected to begin on Friday, with storms, strong winds and rainfall continuing over the weekend. By late Sunday it is expected that the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Owen, currently a Category  Continue reading…

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