Tag Archives: severe weather

State of Fire Emergency partially lifted – Fire ban remains in place


While the State of Fire Emergency Declaration has been removed for Redland City Council, the local fire ban continues. This means there can be no open fires. QFES advises fires within a properly constructed barbecue are allowed provided they are not left unattended. Power tools can be used but must be used with extreme care. For  Continue reading…

Protect your health from bushfire smoke


While there are no fires burning on Redlands Coast air quality is still being affected by smoke haze from fires around the rest of the state. The community is advised to remain alert to the levels of smoke, especially vulnerable people with asthma or pre-existing lung or heart conditions. What can you do: • Look after  Continue reading…

State of Fire Emergency continues – Redland City is part of a total fire ban until further notice


A State of Fire Emergency declared earlier this month continues across 42 Local Government Areas in Queensland, which bans a range of activities that can cause fires to ignite and prohibits the lighting of specified outdoor fires. What you cannot do during a State of Fire Emergency: • No fireworks. • No hangis or pit ovens permitted.  Continue reading…

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING for DAMAGING WINDS: Thursday 4 August 5.13am


Bureau of Meterology have issued a weather warning for damaging winds for south east Queensland. Locally damaging wind gusts to 90km/hr are likely about the elevated ground of the southern border ranges this morning, and also about the exposed east coastal areas during today. Locations which may be affected include Stanthorpe, Mt Barney, Springbrook, Lamington  Continue reading…

Residents warned to prepare for weather disruptions


Redland City residents are being warned to be prepared and expect likely disruptions as a result of the severe weather expected from tomorrow (Thursday). Redland City Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group Chair Karen Williams said with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicting up to 200mm of rainfall, there was the potential for transport disruptions  Continue reading…

Severe weather updates


Last updated: 3.00pm Wednesday 27 February 2013. We will update this page as new information becomes available. Please refresh your browser to see the latest updates. Minor flooding at Capalaba Capalaba Regional Park (behind Bunnings) has been closed due to water releases from Leslie Harrison Dam. Tingalpa Creek has broken its banks and there is  Continue reading…

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND DANGEROUS SURF: 9am Tuesday 19 February


The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds and dangerous surf conditions in Southeast Queensland. Emergency Management Queensland 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  Continue reading…

Mayor comments residents and workers for storm clean-up effort


Redland City Mayor Karen Williams has thanked emergency services workers, SES and all volunteers, Energex, Council staff and crews and Redland residents, for all their efforts responding to and staying safe during the Australia Day weekend severe weather event. “Your efforts have helped ensure no lives were lost and there were no serious injuries in  Continue reading…

Southern Moreton Bay Islands a priority in storm clean-up


Redland City Council has made representation to the Queensland Government and Energex to provide urgent assistance to the residents of Southern Moreton Bay. Late this morning the Department of Communities announced it will be operating a mobile recovery centre today, Wednesday 30 January 2013 on Russell and Macleay Islands. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said  Continue reading…

Storm clean up for Straddie, Coochiemudlo and Southern Moreton Bay Islands


Redland City Council crews, emergency workers and other agencies are working tirelessly to respond to the unique needs of our island communities in the wake of the severe weather that has affected our region. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that our island communities have been hard hit and that there were inherent logistical difficulties  Continue reading…