Flood recovery UPDATE

Council is working through a number of options to assist with waste removal in the hardest hit areas.

Where possible and safe to do so, kerbside wheelie bin collections are continuing across the shire.

If items are small and can be placed into your general waste bin then you should do so. If items are large or bulky they can be taken directly to Eumundi Rd landfill or a private contractor called to do this for you.

For those people with insurance, please contact your insurance company for advice however generally waste disposal of flood damaged items will be covered under your policy if you have flood/storm cover.

You will need to document (eg photograph) the flood damaged items and keep receipts for any costs in removing them and taking them to landfill.

If you have been severely impacted by the floods, please contact council’s customer service centre to see whether additional assistance is required such as large on-site bins.

People facing significant financial hardship will be assisted on a case-by-case basis.

Road closure in Kin Kin:

A hydrologist will be on site today in Kin Kin to assess a potential breach of a dam on a private property.

Sister Tree Creek in Kin Kin has been closed due to public safety.

There are concerns that the dam could cause flash flooding, resulting in damage to property and vehicles.

The closure is from Wahpunga Lane at the north end and Golden Gully on the south

Community Response:

Counil staff are heading to Noosa North Shore and Pomona today to chat with flood-impacted residents.

It is an opportunity to undertsand the extent of the situation and assess what assistance is required.

UPDATED 6PM MONDAY 28/2/22: The task of checking infrastructure such as roads and bridges for damage as the flooding recedes is under way.

Council’s Disaster Management Group says it may take some time to complete the assessments but residents should rest assured staff are working as quickly as possible.

Residents can support the assessment process by reporting any damage they come across via the Snap Send Solve smartphone app

The Bureau of Meteorology has advised of potential for more severe weather later this week.

Residents should continue monitoring the BoM’s weather warnings and Council’s Disaster Dashboard.

Noosa residents, who have suffered significant loss during the floods, can access the Australian Government’s Disaster Recovery Payments. To claim support visit the website or call Services Australia on 180 22 66

EARLIER 10:20AM MONDAY 28/2/22: Rapid assessment crews have arrived in Noosa to begin the task of determining the damage as floodwaters recede.

Noosa’s Disaster Management Group is reminding parents to keep children away from floodwaters.

It’s been a quieter night for the SES with crews responding to five jobs across the shire, while 239 customers across seven suburbs are without power.

Noosaville and Cooroy Libraries are open today, but the Mobile Library is closed today.

Council’s Customer Service Centre and Tewantin administration building is closed today. Please make use of online services, or call the customer service number – (07) 5329 6500.

The Eumundi Noosa Road waste facility and Cooroy Transfer Station have both reopened.

Residents can help the recovery efforts by reporting hazards and other issues they see by calling council on (07) 5329 6500 or using the Snap Send Solve smartphone app.

EARLIER 12:10PM SUNDAY 27/2/22: Noosa’s Disaster Management Group is warning residents in parts of Noosaville and Tewantin to prepare for inundation, with Noosa River set to peak at 1.7 metres by tomorrow’s high tide at 5.40am.

Council crews will start assessing infrastructure damage on Monday in the wake of the flooding across the shire.

Residents are asked to not go sightseeing and stay off the roads unless absolutely.

The LDMG advises people to stay off roads and to keep children out of floodwaters.

EARLIER – 7.45AM 26/2/22: Rising floodwaters continue to cut roads across Noosa.

The Eumundi Noosa Road Landfill is closed, as is the Cooroy and Pomona Waste Transfer Stations.

The Noosa Leisure Centre is open as a Place of Refuge. Pomona Community House is also available for emergency assistance.

Cooroy Library is closed today.

EARLIER – 4.45PM 25/2/22: Pomona Community House, at 1 Memorial Avenue, will open as required for emergency assistance – call 0411 114 077 if you need assistance with emergency accommodation.

Cooroy Library will remain closed tomorrow, Saturday February 26, while the Noosa North Shore Car Ferry will stop services at dusk until further notice.

EARLIER: Ongoing rain and flooding is impacting waste services in Noosa Shire.

Council’s Eumundi Noosa Road waste facility and landfill has closed to the public.

There may be disruptions to waste collection services across Noosa Shire due to the flooding.

Council is advising residents to leave their bins at the kerb and they will be emptied once it is safe for waste services to resume.

EARLIER: With more significant rain expected across the shire today, particularly in the hinterland, Noosa’s Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) is urging residents to stay off the roads.

With flash flooding a real risk, and the potential for landslips, residents are advised to stay home as much as possible, and avoid travelling on the roads unless absolutely necessary.

As the ground is saturated, fallen trees are now also a risk.

Council crews are out and about putting road closed signs in place where possible, but due to the weather not all flooded roads will be signed.

Remember, if it’s flooded, forget it, even if no ‘road closed’ sign is in place.

As of 9.30am Kin Kin and Cooran are isolated.

With more than 330mm of rain falling on Pomona, various roads in that area are also under water.

Cooroy Library is closed and the Mobile Library will not be operating today.

The Pomona Waste Transfer Station is closed.

For the latest information, see Council’s Facebook page – facebook.com/noosacouncil – and the Disaster Dashboard – disaster.noosa.qld.gov.au

The Disaster Dashboard has the latest weather warnings, road closures and power outages. From the Dashboard, residents can download Council’s Emergency Action Guide for practical advice about what to do before, during and after a range of disasters.

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