Tag Archives: severe weather

Sandbagging stations open to community


Redland City Council has opened sandbagging stations for the community following Bureau of Meteorology forecasts for heavy rain which is expected to continue into the weekend. Please note: enclosed shoes must be worn at all Council sandbagging stations. The sandbagging stations will be open at the following times and locations: Council Depot Cleveland – 199-205  Continue reading…

Update as at 6 April 2021, Sandbagging stations are now closed


UPDATE: Tuesday 6 April 2021 – With the cancellation of the severe weather warning and rainfall easing today, the sandbagging stations at South St Depot, Cleveland and the Dunwich, Russell and Macleay Island depots are now closed. The Bureau of Meteorology warns of severe weather ahead over the Easter long weekend, with intense rainfall, damaging  Continue reading…

Make water saving your New Year’s resolution


While there are currently no water restrictions for Redlands Coast, the hot and dry conditions continue and residents are encouraged to remain water wise and make water savings a New Year’s resolution. The latest water supply assessment by Seqwater shows that the SEQ Water Grid dams continued to drop during December, losing almost 2.5% over  Continue reading…

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…