City of Logan flood update: Monday, February 28, 1pm
Logan City Council continues to work closely with residents and business owners as
the city braces for major flooding over the next 24 hours.
While rainfall eased today, up to 320mm was recorded in some catchments since 9am yesterday (Sunday).
Flood peaks are still to come on the Logan and Albert Rivers.
The Logan River at Maclean Bridge (in the City’s south-west) is at 19.8 metres and rising and is likely to peak around 4pm today, exceeding levels recorded in 2017 (ex- Tropical Cyclone Debbie). The river is likely to remain above the major flood level (16 metres) for several days.
Major flooding is also occurring along the Albert River, with river levels above those
recorded in 2013 (ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald).
Emergency alerts were issued for 16 suburbs and Council has door knocked residents in streets mostly likely to be impacted by floodwater.
City of Logan Mayor Darren Power urged the community to remain informed and take all necessary precautions to stay safe.
“Rainfall has eased but this is no time for complacency,” Cr Power said.
“Parts of the city are already isolated, and we expect more locations to be cut off later today as river levels rise.
“Those not impacted by flooding should stay at home today and do their bit to support our emergency services by minimising traffic on the roads.
“We don’t want anyone driving or wading through floodwaters or going out to sightsee. If it’s flooded, forget it.
“It will be a long recovery process ahead and I thank all of the emergency services teams and Council’s disaster management staff who have been working tirelessly to support the community during this hazardous event.”
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 River
• Bethania, around the Logan River
• Waterford, adjacent to the Logan River
• Marsden, around Scrubby Creek
Council is continuing to investigate a potential evacuation centre.
Temporary places of refuge, where residents can use toilets, charge their devices or
have a tea or coffee break, have been set up today at:
• Cornubia Sports Centre – 146-170 Bryants Rd, Cornubia
• Beenleigh PCYC – 20-38 Alamein Street, Beenleigh
• Caddies Jimboomba 19-33 South Street (only limited power points are available)
These venues are not providing overnight accommodation.
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), 345-355 Browns Plains Road
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
• Waste and recycling facilities at Beenleigh, Browns Plains, Carbrook and Greenbank are open today. The facility at Logan Village is closed. Unless absolutely necessary, Council requests residents delay visiting transfer stations until after tomorrow (Tuesday, March 1)
• The community immunisation clinics scheduled for today at Flagstone Community Centre and Greenbank State School have been cancelled.
• The COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Logan Entertainment Centre is closed today.
• The Logan West Community Centre COVID-19 testing clinic in Wineglass Drive, Hillcrest is open today from 9am to 4pm.
• The citizenship ceremony at the Beenleigh Events Centre tonight has been postponed.
• All Learn-to-Swim classes across the City’s pools today are cancelled.
• Logan North Gym will close at 12.30pm today.
• The Jimboomba Library and Customer Service Centre are closed today.
• 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. 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).
Photo: Flood levels across the City of Logan are expected to exceed those recorded in 2017.