City of Logan flood update Tuesday, March 1

Mayor Darren Power and Infrastructure Chair Cr Teresa Lane check flood modelling at Logan City Council's Disaster Coordination Centre.
Mayor Darren Power and Infrastructure Chair Cr Teresa Lane check flood modelling at Logan City Council’s Disaster Coordination Centre.

City of Logan Mayor Darren Power is urging residents to remain cautious despite floodwaters slowly receding.

Logan River from Waterford to Parklands is expected peak today above the 2017 level (ex-TC Debbie) of 10.5 metres before easing.

Based on the 2017 flood, it is estimated around 200 homes may be significantly impacted.

Floodwaters at Maclean Bridge peaked overnight at 20.64 metres just below the 2017 peak of 20.66 metres. A major flood warning remains in place.

Albert River is slowly falling and should pass the moderate flood level today.

The Mayor encouraged the community to be vigilant as significant dangers remain.

“Now is not the time to be complacent as we still have a long way to go,” Councillor Power said.

“We have a resilient community that has experienced floods previously and Council and emergency services are working around the clock to support those most impacted.

“We’ve got around 200 roads across the city that are either closed or affected by floodwater.

“Some will be closed for days as water recedes and Council engineers can conduct safety inspections.

“If you have to go out, plan your journey to avoid impacted roads and, of course, if it’s flooded forget it!”

Flagstone, Jimboomba and Logan Reserve remain cut off while other suburbs have localised areas that are inaccessible.

Council and its disaster management partners are delivering essential supplies to affected communities and conducting welfare checks with impacted residents.

An evacuation centre for City of Logan residents displaced by rising floodwaters is operating at the Logan Metro Sports & Events Centre in Crestmead.

The centre, at 357 Browns Plains Road, assisted 19 people overnight and is being coordinated 24/7 by Red Cross, the SES and volunteers.

The facility provides:

  • showers
  • limited food and drinks (with catering provided by the Salvation Army)
  • beds and blankets

There are no COVID-19 vaccination restrictions in place, and RAT tests are available for any symptomatic people.

Pets can be brought to the evacuation centre, but they will be taken offsite for care at no cost by Council’s animal management officers.

Temporary places of refuge, where residents can use toilets, charge their devices, or have a tea or coffee break are open from 7am until 5pm at:

  • Cornubia Sports Centre, 46-170 Bryants Rd, Cornubia
  • Logan West Community Centre, 2 Wineglass Dve, Hillcrest

These venues are not providing overnight accommodation.

Sandbags are available until 6pm today at:

  • Logan East SES Depot, 26-36 Winnetts Road, Daisy Hill
  • Beenleigh Showgrounds, access via James Street
  • Logan Metro Sports Park (at the Logan Football Complex), 357 Browns Plains Road

Some pre-filled bags are available and residents can also fill bags. There is a limit of 10 bags per visit.

Other flood-related developments in the City of Logan today include:

  • Residents should conserve water where possible due as the Mt Crosby and North Pine treatment plants are operating below capacity. Seqwater advises that water quality is not affected.

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