Category Archives: Disaster management

Illuminated signage alerts motorists to flooded roads


Redland City Council has installed automated illuminated flooded road signage at two Redlands Coast locations that experience flash flooding during rainfall events and severe weather. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the solar-powered signs – located at Avalon Road, Sheldon and the corner of Pitt and Nelson roads, Birkdale – would provide an early warning  Continue reading…

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Tropical Cyclone Oma: Redlands Coast update at 2pm


Redland Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) remains at ‘Alert’ status as Tropical Cyclone Oma continues to track towards the Queensland coast. Although the Cyclone Watch has been cancelled, a Severe Weather Warning for dangerous surf, abnormally high tides, and damaging wind gusts remains current. There is potential for significant beach erosion. Residents are asked to  Continue reading…

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Sandbag stations available on Redlands Coast


Redland City Council is establishing self-service sandbagging stations as Tropical Cyclone Oma continues to move slowly toward the Queensland Coast. Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Karen Williams said while the full impacts and final path of TC Oma were unknown, Council was offering the service so Redlands Coast residents  Continue reading…

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Call for Redlands Coast to prepare for bad weather


Redlands Coast residents are being urged to take precautions now against expected bad weather in coming days, as Tropical Cyclone Oma tracks toward the Queensland Coast. Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group Karen Williams said the Bureau of Meteorology was keeping a close eye on the cyclone’s path. “While there  Continue reading…

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Be ready for wet weather on Redlands Coast


Redland City Mayor and Chair of the Local Disaster Coordination Group Karen Williams is calling on Redlands Coast residents to prepare now for the forecasted heavy rain conditions this weekend. “Heavy to locally intense rainfall is expected over the coming days, with the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting severe thunderstorms with damaging to destructive winds, heavy  Continue reading…

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Straddie fire rolling blog latest update: Thursday 13 December at 11am


Thursday 13 December at 11am Storms, strong winds and rainfall expected from Friday. Residents are urged to be prepared for a severe weather event expected to begin on Friday, with storms, strong winds and rainfall continuing over the weekend. By late Sunday it is expected that the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Owen, currently a Category  Continue reading…

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Council committed to protecting community from fire risk


Redland City Council remains committed to protecting the community from fire risk, with work either completed or progressing well on the Fire Management Review’s 56 recommendations. Council today noted a progress update on the recommendations from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service Report of July 2017 and resolved to seek a further update in April  Continue reading…

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North Stradbroke Island fire rolling blog: latest update 10 December as at 4.10pm


4:10pm Monday 10 December 2018 STAY INFORMED: North Stradbroke Island bushfire as at 4.10pm Mon 10 Dec: https://t.co/P2obNEljMk — Qld Fire & Emergency (@QldFES) December 10, 2018   1:10pm Monday 10 December 2018 NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND – bushfire as at 1.10pm Mon 10/12. No threat to property. Waterbombing aircraft working in area this afternoon: https://t.co/LKIRBvWB52  Continue reading…

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North Stradbroke Island fire update as at 7.30pm on Sat 1 Dec 2018 – Lines strengthened ahead of strong winds with SMBI on smoke alert


Residents and visitors of North Stradbroke Island (NSI) and all the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI) are urged to stay alert ahead of strong winds expected Sunday through to Monday. Fire crews on NSI today focused on strengthening the south-eastern fire containment lines ahead of these expected weather conditions. The local fire ban for Redland  Continue reading…

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