TLDMG to stand up to monitor low-pressure system

Date published: 28 February 2018

The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group has stood up and will hold an operational meeting at 10.30am this morning.

The low-pressure system sitting above Townsville is causing significant rainfall and has the potential to cause flooding in areas around the city.

Deputy Local Disaster Management Group Chair Cr Kurt Rehbein said authorities would monitor the weather and provide updates to the community regularly.

“Significant amounts of rain has fallen across Townsville and more is expected. We want all residents to be safe in this weather,” Cr Rehbein said.

“It’s important that motorists don’t drive in flooded roads – if it’s flooded forget it – and people take precautions to ensure they stay safe in the wet.

“Council along with Queensland Police Service, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and the State Emergency Service are all monitoring the low-pressure system and are ready to respond.”

Council crews and SES are responding to sandbagging requests for residents in the Deeragun area.

Cr Rehbein said Council was providing free sand bags and sand for residents who need them to protect their homes and property from flooding.

“The sand and sand bags are free and anyone is welcome to pick them up and take them back to try and protect their property,” Cr Rehbein said.

Sand and sand bags are at two locations:

  • Lou Litster Park, behind Officeworks
  • Transport and Main Roads Depot at the Corner of the Bruce Highway and Mount Low Parkway

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