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 wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h will
still occur about central and southern parts of the Southeast Coast district.

“Locally destructive wind gusts in excess of 125km/h are also possible, in coastal and
elevated areas south of Brisbane.

“All residents should stay indoors and avoid travelling, unless absolutely necessary.

“Residents should especially avoid sightseeing and stay away from flooded roads and
areas experiencing flooding due to tidal inundation.

“Council officers and emergency services are working to clear priority calls with 57 calls
logged with council between 2am and around 10am this morning.

“A key priority this morning has been working to try and provide backup generator
services for essential services on the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, which remain
without power,” Cr Karen Williams said.

Operational staff are also working to clear up around schools and make safe flooded
areas of the city.

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

Energex staff are working hard to deal with an estimated 200,000 power outages across
the SEQ and an estimated 14,600 Redland households without power.

Areas previously advised as affected include Victoria Point, Alexandra Hills, Capalaba,
Cleveland, Redland Bay, Ormiston, Wellington Point, Mount Cotton, Thorneside,
Sheldon, Thornlands, Birkdale as well as Coochiemudlo, Lamb, Karragarra, Russell and
Macleay Islands.

Energex is focusing on restoring high priority backbones services and some SEQ areas
may not be reconnected until Tuesday or Wednesday.

If you are not in one of these areas and are experiencing power loss, contact Energex on
13 62 62.

If you see fallen power lines do not go near them, but contact Energex on 13 19 61

North Stradbroke Island Evacuation Centre
The Evacuation Centre at the Point Lookout Community Hall, Pt. Lookout remains
operational with twelve adults and eight children currently being accommodated.

Temporary respite centre Dunwich
A temporary respite facility has been opened at the Dunwich Community Learning Centre
located directly behind the Dunwich Primary School to allow stranded visitors and people
waiting to leave the island to shelter from the weather.

Island transport services
There are no barge or passenger services currently operating to Southern Moreton Bay
Islands or to North Stradbroke Island. Operators will review these services during the
day. Only walk- on passenger services are operating to Coochiemudlo.

Sand bagging
Sand Bags are available from the Council Depot in South street. The entrance is off the
Wellington and Enterprise Street roundabout.

Trains services
There are no train services operating between Roma Street and Cleveland. Bus services
are running and will pick up at train stations. For information phone Translink on 131230.

Waste operations
Redland City waste transfer stations will be open today as per the advertised hours of

Mainland kerbside waste services are operating. NSI is scheduled for kerbside waste
collection however there are no ferries as such wheelie bins cannot be collected today.
Service will be assessed tomorrow based on ferries.

Key messages

  • Stay off the roads unless it is absolutely necessary for you to travel.
  • Be careful of traffic signals that aren’t working if you are on the roads and give way to your right at intersections.
  • Stay away from fallen power lines.
  • Do not cross flooded roads or swim in open water courses.
  • Check on your neighbour if you know they are elderly or infirm.
  • Avoid food spoilage. If you are without power avoid opening your freezer and if your food has thawed, do not refreeze it again later