City of Logan Flood Update: Evacuation Centre Opens

Mayor Power with SES and Red Cross
City of Logan Mayor Darren Power with SES and Red Cross staff in the Logan Metro Sports & Events Centre at Crestmead this afternoon

An evacuation centre for City of Logan residents displaced by rising floodwaters is now open at the Logan Metro Sports & Events Centre in Crestmead.
Those who have had to leave their homes due to inundation, extensive power outages or isolation, can access the evacuation centre at 357 Browns Plains Road.
The evacuation centre is being coordinated 24/7 by Red Cross and volunteers.
The facility will provide:• showers• limited food and drinks (with catering provided by the Salvation Army)• beds and blankets
There will be no COVID-19 vaccination restrictions in place, and RAT tests will be available for any symptomatic people.
Pets can be brought to the evacuation centre, but they will be taken offsite for care at no cost by Council’s animal management officers.

Mayor Power helping at Logan Metro Evacuation Centre
City of Logan Mayor Darren Power helping prepare beds at the Logan Metro Sports & Events Centre in Crestmead this afternoon

City of Logan Mayor Darren Power commended the local Community for its resilience since the severe weather event began last Friday.
“We are facing a serious and widespread emergency but it has been heartening to see our community band together at this very challenging time,” Cr Power said.
“With several local waterways and rivers still approaching their flood peaks, residents should remain alert and be prepared to act, whether that means moving to higher ground, or taking appropriate steps to protect their properties.
“Volunteers and staff across our City have worked hard today to be able to provide our community with places of refuge and rest.
“I encourage everyone to make use of these facilities as appropriate and to continue to be patient as our emergency services respond to calls for assistance.”

Temporary places of refuge, where residents can use toilets, charge their devices, or have a tea or coffee break are open at:
• Cornubia Sports Centre – 146-170 Bryants Rd, Cornubia• Caddies Jimboomba 19-33 South Street (only limited power points are available)

These venues are open until 5pm today and will reopen during daytime hours tomorrow.

The refuge centre at the Beenleigh PCYC unfortunately had to close this afternoon due to a power outage. A place of refuge will also open at the Logan West Community Centre from 8am tomorrow.
These venues are NOT providing overnight accommodation.
The Logan River at Maclean Bridge (in the City’s south-west) is now at 20.3 metres and rising. It is expected to peak at 5pm today, only slightly exceeding the 2017 ex-TC Debbie flood level (20.50 metres).
It is likely to remain above the major flood level (16 metres) for the next few days.
The Albert River at Beenleigh peaked this afternoon at 7.3 metres on the incoming tide, while the Logan River at Parklands is currently at 6 metres and rising. Major flooding is occurring in the area.

Those residents whose properties may be inundated are advised to:
• Monitor their situation and be prepared to move to higher ground if required
• Secure objects that could float and stack furniture and possessions as high as possible• Move and secure chemicals, poisons and garbage• Follow manufacturer’s advice to deactivate any solar panels

Some suburbs, including Flagstone, Jimboomba and Logan Reserve, are now isolated as rising floodwaters cut road access.

Other areas that could also become isolated, or significantly impacted by floodwater, include:
• Logan Village and Buccan around Dairy, Ooah and Quinzeh Creeks
• Glenlogan, around Henderson Creek and the Logan River
• Chambers Flat, around Norris Creek and Chambers Creek
• Carbrook, around Native Dog Creek
• Kairabah, around the Albert Rive
r• Bethania, around the Logan River
• Waterford, adjacent to the Logan River
• Marsden, around Scrubby Creek

Sandbags are available from three locations until 6pm today, including:
• Logan East SES Depot, 26-36 Winnetts Road, Daisy Hill
• Beenleigh Showgrounds, access via James Street
• Logan Metro Sports Park (at the Logan Football Complex)

Some pre-filled bags are available and residents can also fill bags. There is a limit of 10 bags per visit.
City of Logan residents are also asked to conserve water where possible due to water supply concerns at the Mt Crosby and North Pine treatment plants. Seqwater has advised that water quality is not being affected.
Residents who have been without electricity for an extended period should also practise food safety precautions. Advice on managing your food supply is available at: Food Safety During Power Outages

Other flood-related developments in the City of Logan today include:
• Some disruption to bin collection services may occur this week. Put your bin out the night before usual collection day. If your bin is not emptied, leave it on the footpath and will be emptied as soon as possible
• The citizenship ceremony at the Beenleigh Events Centre tonight has been postponed.
• To report potholes and other damage please call Council’s Customer Service on 3412 3412.

An updated list of closed or flooded roads is available on Council’s Disaster Dashboard. The dashboard also includes information on current power outages. Go to disaster.logan.qld.com.au

Council recommends avoiding contact with floodwaters for up to five days after the rain stops due to potential risks from bacteria carried into waterways from runoff.

For flood emergency assistance, contact the SES on 132 500. For life-threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000).

Photos:- City of Logan Mayor Darren Power with SES and Red Cross staff in the Logan Metro Sports & Events Centre at Crestmead this afternoon.- City of Logan Mayor Darren Power helping prepare beds at theLogan Metro Sports & Events Centre in Crestmead this afternoon.