TRC monitoring effects of heavy rain; urges caution on roads

Toowoomba Regional Council is well prepared to respond, if and when required, to any situation across the Region as a storm system moves across southern Queensland.

Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio said Council had activated the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) to STAND UP status.

“The LDMG is coordinating with relevant emergency services and would monitor advice and information from the State Disaster Coordination Centre and the Bureau of Meteorology,” Mayor Antonio said.

“Council, and in turn the LDMG, will follow established procedures for disaster planning if required.

“The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting heavy rain and storms, with the potential for flash flooding, are likely to continue today and possibly across the weekend for most of southern Queensland, including our Region.

“It is impossible to forecast exactly how much rain will fall in any given location. These weather events are extremely unpredictable. We have seen falls ranging from 100mm to 200mm across vast areas of the Region.

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