[Video]Stormwater and drainage networks in three flood-prone areas of the Sunshine Coast will be bolstered through the Newman and Abbot Governments’ Natural Disaster Resilience Program to protect Queensland communities. Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said the works in Alexandra Headland and Yandina would improve stormwater drainage and prevent more than 200 homes and […]
After an unseasonably dry summer and start to autumn, it’s time get ready for rain and possibly lots of it. Local Disaster Management Coordinator Andrew Ryan said the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) was predicting heavy rainfall on the Sunshine Coast in the coming days and residents needed to prepare. “That means doing things around your […]
Gympie will be better protected from floods with the Newman Government fast-tracking money to start work on major flood infrastructure projects. Community Recovery and Resilience Minister David Crisafulli said more than $5.2 million had been set aside to complete detailed designs and start work on the CBD levee and for road improvements. Drummond Drive will […]
The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter is on its fourth flood related task for the day. This morning the Maroochydore based crew was tasked to search for a woman believed to be missing in flood waters near Pomona. She was found safe and well by searchers on the ground. The helicopter then went to the aid […]
The good news is that a missing Pomona woman has been located safe and well by the combined efforts of Sunshine Coast emergency services this morning. Local Disaster Coordination Centre Police Liaison Officer Senior Sergeant Peter Grace said the Pomona local made right the choice not to drive into flooded road. “Unfortunately she then became […]
Heavy rain and some severe weather on the Sunshine Coast is predicted to hit the region over the next 24 to 48 hour. With it comes the reminders to not only be prepared for flash flooding in low lying areas but to avoid unnecessary travel and remember – if it’s flooded it, forget it. Sunshine […]
Sunshine Coast Local Disaster Management Coordinator Alan Rogers said the heavy rainfalls experienced overnight have eased and the low pressure system has moved offshore. “It’s been a wet night but not a dramatic one, with some local flooding along creeks, Kin Kin remains isolated and about 30 roads remain closed. “Overall the region received between […]
[vid] Sunshine Coast’s disaster and emergency teams have partnered with local hardware and landscape supply businesses to provide the necessary sand, sandbags, tips and demonstrations for DIY sandbagging.
Don’t drive if you don’t have to and if it’s flooded, forget it. With more than 50 roads across the coast currently closed and heavy rainfall expected to continue over the next 24 hours, expect localised flash flooding to continue.
Along with assisting in the cleanup from the weekend’s torrential rain, Sunshine Coast Council is helping flood-affected businesses get back on their feet.