Tag Archives: disaster management

State of Fire Emergency partially lifted – Fire ban remains in place


While the State of Fire Emergency Declaration has been removed for Redland City Council, the local fire ban continues. This means there can be no open fires. QFES advises fires within a properly constructed barbecue are allowed provided they are not left unattended. Power tools can be used but must be used with extreme care. For  Continue reading…

Protect your health from bushfire smoke


While there are no fires burning on Redlands Coast air quality is still being affected by smoke haze from fires around the rest of the state. The community is advised to remain alert to the levels of smoke, especially vulnerable people with asthma or pre-existing lung or heart conditions. What can you do: • Look after  Continue reading…

State of Fire Emergency continues – Redland City is part of a total fire ban until further notice


A State of Fire Emergency declared earlier this month continues across 42 Local Government Areas in Queensland, which bans a range of activities that can cause fires to ignite and prohibits the lighting of specified outdoor fires. What you cannot do during a State of Fire Emergency: • No fireworks. • No hangis or pit ovens permitted.  Continue reading…

Disaster prep street meets across City


Redland City Council is taking to the streets in its latest effort to help people be prepared for natural disasters such as storms and bushfires. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams and Chair of the local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) said a series of City-wide pop-up stalls would give people the chance to meet front-line emergency  Continue reading…

Severe Weather Update: Redland sandbag stations, ferries and power


Community sandbag stations will be operating today and tomorrow in four locations in the Redlands. They are: Cleveland Showgrounds until 7pm tonight and again tomorrow until the storm passes Redland City Council depot, Mitchell Crescent, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island (self-serve, open now) Russell Island refuse station, Centre Road, Russell Island (self-serve, opening late this afternoon)  Continue reading…

PREPARE NOW FOR SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS


Redland City residents are advised that a sandbagging station will be open today at Redland Showgrounds – Norm Price Park, via Long Street, Cleveland from 12 noon to 7pm. Sandbagging stations will also be established at Redland City Council depots at Dunwich, Russell Island and Macleay Island. Residents are urged to prepare now for severe  Continue reading…

Redlands gets a radar


Redland City’s the BOM…or will at least get a real-time Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) observation station late next year. The weather station will be funded through a $150,000 grant from the State Government’s Natural Disaster Mitigation Program after Redland City Mayor Karen Williams lobbied for the funding. At the moment real-time weather information to Redland  Continue reading…

NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND BUSHFIRE UPDATE: 10.15am Wednesday 4 December


Fifteen Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews remain on scene at the bushfire burning approximately 2km south of the Yarraman Mine. Crews worked through the night to conduct backburning in the area. The fire is burning within containment lines and poses no threat to property. The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) has closed  Continue reading…

Know what to do during a cyclone


Media release issued by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Cyclones are a part of life in Queensland, and being prepared can make a world of difference between cyclones having a major on minor impact on you. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) Commissioner Lee Johnson said the coastal areas of Queensland were subject to cyclones,  Continue reading…