PUBLIC INFORMATION ANNOUNCEMENT (2)

Oct 19, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

 Date:      Thursday, 19 October 2017

TIME:       1200 hrs

Topic:    Entering Recovery Phase & Services update for the North Burnett Region

RECOVERY PHASE

North Burnett Regional Council, in conjunction with the North Burnett Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) and District Disaster Management Group (DDMG), continues to monitor the effects of the recent rain event experienced in the North Burnett region. The North Burnett Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) has moved back to Alert status as of 9am today.

Council has activated the Recovery Phase and will be scheduling a Recovery Group Committee meeting as soon as possible.

Residents are invited to assist with gathering information related to flooding and the effects of the rain event in the region by posting photos and videos to Council’s Facebook site. This photographic library will aid in Council’s response to not only this event but will assist with future repair works and funding applications.  For further information please see Councils website or Facebook page.

KERBSIDE COLLECTION

Residents are advised that due to adverse road conditions due to the current wet weather, kerbside bin collections in some areas may be delayed. Wet weather could restrict access for the garbage truck due to the risk of the truck getting bogged on dirt roads or water over roads. The driver will not carry out the normal bin collection if the road is too dangerous to travel on.

 

If this affects your bin service, please contact the Environmental Health team on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) for alternative arrangements to have your bin emptied. If your bin is not collected by the usual time please leave your bin out on the kerb as there may be a delay with the service.

ROAD CLOSURES

Biggenden – Alascan Rd, Curtis Russell Rd, Emu Creek Rd, Giles Rd, Grills Rd, Lords Rd, Lower Lakeside Rd, Seccombes Rd, Stevens Rd

Eidsvold – Abercorn Rd, Grosvenor Rd, Malmoe Rd

Gayndah – Gayndah Mundubbera Rd, Humphery Binjour Rd, Mount debatable Rd

Monto – Abercorn Rd, Airport Rd, Cannindah Rd, Clonmel Rd, Glencoe Rd at Percy Hindmarsh Bridge-sidetrack impassable, Glen Valley Rd, Harrami Rd, Macks Rd, Monal Rd, Mountain View Rd, Old Rawbelle Rd, Powers Rd, Tellebang Rd, Three Moon Rd, Yarrol Rd, Youlambie Rd

Mount Perry – Elliotts Creek Rd, Greenbank Rd, Kalliwa Rd, Mungy Rd, Park Reserve Rd, Sunday Creek Rd, Tenningering Rd, Yarrol Rd

Mundubbera – Bradleys Rd, Coonambula Rd, Coonambula Eidsvold Rd, Dykehead Rd, Gayndah Mundubbera Rd – Closed at Deep Creek Bridge, Jaru Rd, Loakes Rd – CAUTION Water Over Road, OBil Bil Rd, Philpott Rd – Road damaged at Philpott Creek Crossing, Reinkes Rd, Riverleigh School Bus Rd, Sehls Rd

  • 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.
  • Flood waters are deadly and run faster and often deeper than most people realise. They also carry debris such as fallen trees which can be very dangerous and cause significant injuries if they hit someone.
  • Emergency Management Queensland advises people should avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
  • 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 (SES) on 132 500.
  • See the Department of Transport and Main Roads website for information on traffic conditions or call 13 19 40.
  • Don’t forget, “If it’s flooded, forget it!”

For further information please:

  • tune into your local ABC radio,
  • like Council’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/north.burnett.regional.council,
  • see Council’s website,
  • Phone Council on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC), or
  • email Council.

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