Morning Round Up, Tuesday 6 March 2012
Wet weather on the North Coast
Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) were kept busy overnight with State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers responding to 338 requests for assistance in the last 24 hours (up to 5am). The majority of these were based in the North Coast region and involved leaky roofs, properties threatened by floods and sandbagging at suburbs including Maryborough, Coolum, Gympie and Maroochydore.
The Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) completed no swift water rescues overnight.
The townships of Bidwell, Tin Can Bay, Rainbow Beach and Goomboorian remain isolated by floodwater.
Wet weather is expected to continue and business owners and residents in flood-prone areas of Gympie have been advised to activate their flood emergency plans.
EMQ is urging residents to take care with the severe weather conditions. Residents are reminded if it's flooded, forget it.
If residents require storm and flood assistance they should contact the SES on 132 500. In a life-threatening emergency, which includes vehicles trapped in floodwater, always dial triple zero (000).
Contact for media enquiries: Department of Community Safety Media Unit on (07) 3247 8186.