Redland severe weather update – power outages, beach closed, tree down, Leslie Harrison Dam not expected to flood

Power outages

Energex has advised a total of 608 properties on Russell Island are without power.

The power outages are affecting the southern and mid regions of the island, located in southern Moreton Bay.

Energex is investigating. Go to for further information on outages.
Beach closed

Surf Lifesaving Queensland has advised it has closed Main Beach on North Stradbroke Island and will be assessing Cylinder Beach conditions with possibility of closing it also.

Leslie Harrison Dam

SEQ Water advises that based on current rainfall, the Leslie Harrison Dam is not expected to spill. SEQ Water will continue to monitor the dam.

Sandbag stations

Community sandbag stations continue to operate in four locations in the Redlands.

They are:

Cleveland Showgrounds
Redland City Council depot, Mitchell Crescent, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island
Russell Island refuse station , Centre Road, Russell Island
Redland City Council depot, Macleay Island, High Central Road

Residents are reminded to be mindful of conditions when in sandbagging areas.

Tree down

There is currently a tree down across the road at Wellington Road, Ormiston, and likelihood of more trees coming down as the wind is set to intensify.

Residents should take care on roads and beware of falling branches.

If it’s flooded, forget it

Prepare a Plan B rather than crossing flooded areas.

Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater. Any amount of swift flowing water can sweep a car away.

A 4WD vehicle will not protect you from floodwaters – all vehicle types are vulnerable.

Never assume a flooded road is safe to cross, even if you have driven the road a ‘thousand times’.

Forget what kind of car you drive, no one can predict what is in the water, how it will behave or what’s happened to the road surface underneath.

Forget the queue of cars behind you, or those that have proceeded before you.

Remember – if it’s flooded, forget it.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

Move your car under cover or away from trees.
Secure loose outdoor items.
Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
Surf Life Saving Australia recommends that you stay out of the water and stay well away from surf-exposed areas.
Check your property regularly for erosion or inundation by sea water, and if necessary raise goods and electrical items.
For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Listen to 612ABC Brisbane or Bay FM 100.3 for updates.