Council responds to severe weather event
28 January, 2013
Brisbane City Council is thanking residents for their patience, as it coordinates the clean up following recent weather and flood conditions.
Council is continuing to assess and respond to damage across the city, with 20 new jobs currently being logged every 10 minutes.
The majority of calls received relate to fallen trees and debris, potential flooding, waste collection and evacuations centres.
In response, an evacuation centre has been set up at Sleeman Sports Centre for residents wishing to evacuate. The centre is currently open with on-site parking available.
Since midday today, 585 new jobs have been received by the SES, with 171 SES officers responding to them on the ground.
Sandbag collection is continuing across the city, with a total of 85,412 sandbags collected since Friday.
For up to date information on road conditions, visit www.131940.qld.gov.au or phone 13 19 40.
For wet weather related issues outside your property such as blocked stormwater drains, contact Council on 07 3403 8888.
For emergency flood or storm assistance, contact the SES on 132 500.
Fro information on Council services, including the evacuation centre or sign up to the Brisbane Early Warning Alert Service, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or phone Council on 3403 8888.