(30-03-17) LDMG moves to Standup

Mar 30, 2017 | Cyclone Debbie, Front Page Feature, News

Public Information Announcement 6 (0930 hrs)

Following overnight rainfall, the North Burnett Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) have now reached ‘Standup’ status, with the North Burnett Local Disaster Management Coordination Centre (LDMCC) based at Gayndah now functioning.

Local sub-groups have been activated in all towns, and Councillors, along with various emergency services and service representatives are monitoring situations in each township.

Residents are urged to ‘Be alert… not alarmed.

In regards to schools, North Burnett have not fallen under the recently announced blanket closure. Education Queensland has advised that if you are able to keep your children at home, please do so. Further information on school closures can be found on the Ed Qld website.

BOM has issued an Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Burnett River. Minor flooding is occurring in the Burnett River catchment upstream of Eidsvold Bridge. Rainfall totals of up to 125 mm have been recorded in the upper Burnett River catchment since 9:00 am Wednesday. Further heavy rainfall is expected this morning.

QFES have provided two swift water crews along with air support in the region.

Remember: If it’s flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Information on road closures can be found through the Department of Transport and Main Roads website or by calling 13 19 40. Information on North Burnett Regional Council council controlled road closures can be found on Council’s Website at www.northburnett.qld.gov.au. Residents are urged to take road closures seriously and not to attempt to cross flooded roads -even a small amount of water is enough to sweep a large vehicle off the road.

In a life-threatening emergency, which includes vehicles trapped in floodwater people are urged to call triple zero (000) immediately.

For storm and flood related assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.

For further information please tune into your local ABC radio, log on to Council’s website, phone 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au.

The next update is expected at 1100 hrs.

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