Major flooding is occurring in Brisbane last few days, with over 140 suburbs under gone from the Brisbane River. 
South East Queensland has been smashed by heavy rainfall for days.
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Water levels in Wivenhoe Dam have more than trebled in just three days as a result of heavy rain across south-east Queensland, it reminds us of the disastrous 2011 floods. The dam was sitting at over 180% capacity as of 8 am Monday morning.
When rain falls hard, the surface runoff can move quickly from higher areas to low-lying areas making these low-lying areas more prone to flooding. The faster the rain water reaches the river, the more likely it will flood.

Brisbane residents should check Brisbane Council’s website regularly for updates on potential flooding arising from the current severe weather event.

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This could result in water entering properties in areas including Brisbane City, Bulimba, Hamilton, Milton, New Farm, Newstead, Norman Park, Oxley, Rocklea, South Brisbane, St Lucia, Teneriffe, Toowong, West End, Windsor and Yeronga.

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Stock up on sandbags at Council’s depots at:

  • Darra – South Depot, 38 Shamrock Road
  • Morningside – Balmoral Depot, 9 Redfern Street
  • Zillmere – North Depot, 33 Jennings Street.

If you’re thinking about evacuating your home, plan and leave early, ensuring a safe route to your destination in the future.



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Flooding area residents are advised to stay home where possible and not to walk or drive through floodwater. Otherwise, you can reduce the impact of the next floods by using smartly designed landscaping. We can talk about it in the next post soon. This flood might make you think about the home lifting project too. We can explain how it works and how it can reduce the chance of flood too.