Logan River to peak this afternoon

Council continues to monitor floodwaters throughout the city
Council continues to monitor floodwaters throughout the city

Logan City Council is urging the public to remain vigilant near flood water despite the city’s flood threat easing.

The Albert River is now receding and the Logan River is expected to peak at Maclean Bridge at 5pm, well below the 2017 flood level.

Despite the reduced danger, Council will continue doorknocking in vulnerable areas to check on residents and ensure their safety.

Residents who live near the Logan and Albert rivers are advised to maintain an awareness of their surroundings and monitor water levels in their area.

For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. For life-threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000).

Cedar Creek State School is closed today.

Cable Camp Road, east of Mount Lindesay Highway is closed, as are a number of other roads around the city. A full list is available at disaster.logan.qld.gov.au.

Mt Lindesay Highway is open but impacted in the Jimboomba area.

Conditions are subject to change at any time. Remember – If It’s Flooded, Forget It!

To report potholes and other damage please call Council Customer Service on 3412 3412.

Boxer Avenue, Shailer Park, remains closed after being extensively damaged earlier this week. Council is working with residents and will make further assessments today if conditions allow.

City of Logan residents are advised to:

  • listen to your radio (River FM 94.9FM, 101FM, ABC 612AM, Rebel FM 90.5 and BreezeFM 92.1) and/or the television for the latest information and warnings
  • check the Bureau of Meteorology website for weather warnings
  • check the Disaster Dashboard for local information
  • download and register for the Logan Early Warning app or website

Other information:

  • Logan SES has completed 222 jobs since midnight on Sunday.
  • Residents who require sandbags can collect them from the Logan East SES Depot at Winnetts Road, Daisy Hill, between 8am and 4pm today. Information on how to properly fill and use sandbags is available on Council’s website.
  • A scheduled immunisation clinic at Yarrabilba and a free tree collection at Chambers Flat have been cancelled.
  • Tracks and trails have been closed at the following parks:
    • Cornubia Forest Park (all)
    • Gramzow Road (mountain bike through road easement)
    • Kimberley Forest Park (Nirvana mountain bike track)
    • Neville Lawrie Reserve (all)
    • Underwood Park (all mountain bike tracks)
    • Spring Mountain Forest Park (all)
  • Council recommends avoiding contact with floodwaters for up to five days after the heavy rainfall due to potential risks from bacteria carried into waterways from runoff.

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