Redland Local Disaster Management Group stands up in response to intense rainfall

The Redland Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) moved to ‘Stand Up’ status this morning in response to intense rainfall across south-east Queensland, including Redlands Coast.

‘Stand Up’ means that Redland City Council and emergency management officers and resources are mobilised and operational activities have commenced across the city.

This includes operating the Local Disaster Coordination Centre, based at Council’s South Street, Cleveland, Depot. This is also one of Council’s sandbagging sites.

Areas of heavy rain are expected to persist until Sunday.

On Redlands Coast, many catchments are now saturated and there is an increased risk of dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding and even landslides.

A number of local roads are closed due to flooding and residents are urged to avoid these areas. This includes:

  • Allan Day Drive – Wellington Point
  • Pitt Road, Nelson Road, Tulloch Drive and Redgrove Avenue – Birkdale/Wellington Pont
  • Avalon Road, Sheldon
  • Mary Street, Birkdale
  • Rickertt Road – Ransome/Thorneside
  • Collingwood Road – Birkdale

Occupants saved from floodwaters

Occupants of two separate vehicles have been saved from flood water and driving through flooded roads yesterday.

This occurred on Mary Pleasant Drive, Birkdale and Avalon Road, Sheldon.

Remember, if it’s flooded, forget it.

A split second poor decision to risk driving through flooded waters, even in metropolitan areas, can be fatal.

Stormwater manholes lifting

A number of stormwater manholes have lifted across the city.

They are designed to do this when there is excessive water pressure going through the system.

Drive to conditions and be aware of this issue.

Redland City Council crews have worked overnight and continue today to replace the lids or make safe the area through tiger meshing.

If you see a lifted manhole cover please contact Redland City Council on 3829 8999.


Sandbagging stations across the city have been extended until 6pm tomorrow, Sunday 27 February.

Thousands of sandbags have been given out across Redlands Coast today and yesterday.

This morning alone, from 7am-10am, more than 1000 sandbags were provided from Council’s Cleveland South Street depot.

More than 1000 were also provided yesterday from the South Street depot.

Sandbagging stations are open to the community (enclosed shoes must be worn):

  • Council Depot Cleveland, 199-205 South St – today Saturday 26 February until 6pm and Sunday 27 February from 7am to 6pm
  • Council Depot Dunwich: 11-37 Mitchell Cres, Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island – open 24/7
  • Council Depot Russell Island: 6 Cambridge Rd, Russell Island – open 24/7
  • Council Depot Macleay Island: 22-24 Scarborough Rd, Macleay Island – open 24/7

Need assistance?

Call the SES on 132 500 to log a job, which will be prioritised and tasked. This will help ensure our most vulnerable in the community are addressed as a priority.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if the situation is life-threatening.

Call Energex on 13 19 62 to report fallen powerlines. Remember to stay clear and warn others.

Call Council on 3829 8999 to report fallen branches on public spaces across the city.

Please be mindful of conditions when outdoors. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

  • Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
  • Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
  • Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
  • Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.

For the latest advice and emergency warnings: