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 2626 households in the Redlands were without power at 5.45pm.

Areas included the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, Mount Cotton, Sheldon, Thorneside and Thornlands.

If you are not in one of these areas and are experiencing power loss, contact Energex on 13 62 62. Check the Energex website to see if your area is already reported.

If you see fallen power lines do not go near them, but contact Energex on 13 19 62.

Train line not operating – Wellington Point to Cleveland
A fallen tree across the railway line at Ormiston station has been cleared by SES officers, however the train line will remain closed from Wellington Point to Cleveland due to damage sustained.

Buses are currently operating from the closed stations.

Sand bags
Cr Williams said residents could obtain sand bags from the Redland City Council depot at South Street, Cleveland.

Flooded roads
Council is monitoring the City for flooded roads. Roads closed include Pitt Road at Wellington Point, Avalon Road at Sheldon and the Sturgeon Street walkway at Ormiston. Council strongly advices not entering flooded roads. If it is flooded, forget it.

Straddie campers
About 20 North Stradbroke Island campers are at the evacuation centre at Point Lookout Community Hall. A total of 62 campers were evacuated from Flinders and Main beaches earlier today.

Cr Williams said most of the evacuated campers had found accommodation on the island.

Council’s Operations Centre is open and can be contacted on 3829 8752 for emergencies relating to the flooding of roads and fallen tree limbs.

Residents are encouraged to listen to radio stations and monitor Council’s website (www.redland.qld.gov.au), Facebook and Twitter.