Tag Archives: severe weather

Storm clean up for Straddie, Coochiemudlo and Southern Moreton Bay Islands


Redland City Council crews, emergency workers and other agencies are working tirelessly to respond to the unique needs of our island communities in the wake of the severe weather that has affected our region. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that our island communities have been hard hit and that there were inherent logistical difficulties  Continue reading…

Storm clean up a priority for Redland City Council


Redland City Council crews and emergency workers are working tirelessly to respond to damage reports from the severe weather that has affected the city. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said crews were prioritising works based on urgency and immediate danger to people and property; and would return to areas throughout the week for general clean-up.  Continue reading…

Free clean green waste kerbside collection for Redland residents


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams today announced a free clean green waste kerbside collection service for all Redland residents to assist with the storm clean-up. Cr Williams said residents needed to have green waste from the storm on their footpaths by no later than Sunday 10 February, as collection would commence early Monday 11 February.  Continue reading…

Update on Redland city storms


Redland City Council crews and emergency crews are continuing to review and respond to damage reports this morning from the overnight storms. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the city has continued to experience high winds and rain and residents should stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary. “The weather bureau is forecasting that damaging  Continue reading…

Beware of fallen trees and debris


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has urged Redlanders to stay inside and not attempt to clean up fallen trees or other debris this evening. “Tonight Redland City is experiencing damaging wind, heavy rainfall, abnormally high tides and dangerous surf conditions,” Cr Williams said. “The best place to be is indoors – out of the weather  Continue reading…

Power outages, blocked railway line, sandbags in Redlands


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams warned that damaging winds and rainfall were expected to intensify this evening in the Redlands. Power outages Cr Karen Williams said more than 2600 Redland households were experiencing power outages including more than 2400 on the Southern Moreton Bay islands of Macleay, Russell and Karragarra. Energex advised a total of  Continue reading…

Evacuation of campers at North Stradbroke Island


Evacuation of campers at Flinders Beach and Main Beach, North Stradbroke Island, is under way due to strong winds and high rainfall and the island’s ferry services have been cancelled. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said Redland City Council had established an evacuation centre at Pt Lookout Community Hall. “Council is assisting Straddie Camping with  Continue reading…

Predicted big wet brings dangers to the Redlands


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has urged residents to take care during the predicted Australia Day weekend “big wet”. Councillor Williams said residents should be prepared for localised flash flooding, storm surge causing higher than usual tides and winds up to 90km/hour. “The Bureau of Meteorology predicts damaging winds, heavy rain, abnormally high tides and  Continue reading…