Wet weather – Sunshine Coast local update

Alan (Fox) Rogers - Sunshine Coast Local Disaster Management Group Coordinator
Alan (Fox) Rogers – Sunshine Coast Local Disaster Management Group Coordinator

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 100ml -180ml overnight, with Boreen Point receiving 137ml, Bald Knob Maleny 128ml and 107ml at Yandina.
“We’ve had no reports of power outages at this stage however this may change as the wind picks up during the day.
“There’s a number of pot holes and scouring on the road so we are asking motorists to take extra care over the next few days.
“The main issue for the region today is high winds and big seas at local beaches with the potential to cause significant erosion.
“The Local Disaster Coordination Centre will continue to monitor river levels and council crews will be out checking the impact of localised flooding and monitoring road conditions.
“Check council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or Main Roads website www.131940.qld.gov.au to find out about road closures across the region.
“Importantly, remember– whether driving or being tempted to enter a river or creek – if it’s flooded – forget it.”