Despite this weekend’s significant rain event, the majority of water is in the River, our creeks, drains, greenspaces and parks.
Some roads are experiencing overflow on and off, but have mostly remained open today. Some homes and businesses have experienced some water but in general the feedback has been good.
Unfortunately we are expecting more heavy falls and based on the latest advice from BoM, we are expecting rainfall to continue into late Sunday evening, with up to 150mm possible.
Tonight we have just been made aware of the latest Council flood modelling.
There are concerns overnight flows from the upper catchments into the Brisbane River, combined with possible Wivenhoe Dam releases, will coincide with tomorrow morning’s high tide (7-8am).
This could result in water entering several thousand* properties in the orange highlighted areas below – low lying areas of Central Ward including Brisbane City, New Farm, Newstead, and Teneriffe are on the map. *This figure is an estimate only and includes situations where floodwater enters a front or backyard, but does not necessarily enter the home.
Residents in low-lying areas should make sure they’re prepared. Stock up on sandbags from our depots, ensure your household has essentials and know when it’s time to leave.
There is a significant tidal anomaly present at the moment. BoM suspects this is due to a combination of onshore winds and flows. Expect that this will persist until Monday when the weather system is expected to move away.
Backflow valves are now being closed in high risk areas to minimise flooding as the Brisbane River continues to rise.
I have heard reports that Queensland Urban Utilities is dealing with some sewerage issues and ask that people don’t play in the water in Parks. There may also be debris and soil washouts that have occurred and of course if it’s flooded forget it.
If you need help (at any time) contact our Brisbane City Council 24 hour Contact Centre on 3403 8888
Other Useful Phone Numbers
If it is an emergency call 000
SES – 132 500
Urban Utilities – 13 26 57 (General Enquiries) & 13 23 57 (Faults and emergencies)
Energex – 13 62 62 (Power outages) & 13 19 62 (Life-threatening emergencies)
For the latest road closures go to www.qld.gov.au/transport/conditions
Public transport updates go to www.translink.com.au
Sandbags are available from the following locations:
- 66 Wilston Road, Newmarket
- 33 Jennings Street, Zillmere
- 9 Redfern Street, Morningside
- 38 Shamrock Road, Darra
A higher resolution map can be found at this link – https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2022-02/20220226%20-%20Brisbane%20River%20Flood%20Forecast%20map.pdf