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'Avoid all travel, stay in a safe location’: Lockyer Valley emergency warning

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Lockyer Valley Regional Council is urging all residents to avoid all travel and to stay in a safe location until threats subside.

"The unfolding rain event is an extremely dangerous situation, and preservation of life remains our key priority," the council says in a social media post.

"In ensuring the community is not put at any form of unnecessary risk - please do not attempt to enter, walk or drive near or through any floodwaters."

Businesses and residents in low-lying areas of Laidley are being warned Laidley Creek has broken its banks at Mulgowie.

 

 

 

Lockyer Valley Regional Council warns that this is likely to lead to moderate levels of flooding in low-lying areas of Laidley including, but not limited to, areas around Narda Lagoon and parts of the CBD.

Residents and businesses are urged to take precautions now, enact their emergency plan, and move to higher ground.

Sand and sandbags are available near Laidley Railway Station.

For flood assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

In a life-threatening emergency, dial 000.

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GRANTHAM

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The council has also activated the Grantham Siren to warn residents in low-lying areas of increases in flood levels this morning.

The siren is being activated at this time to give residents time to move to higher ground.

ACT NOW - Do not wait for emergency services to knock on your door.

The siren is intended to prevent any loss of life and relies on the community heeding the siren.

Places of Shelter are available at Grantham Butter Factory and Gatton Shire Hall (now) and Helidon RSL (from 5am).

For the latest on road conditions visit the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Somerset and Scenic Rim Disaster Dashboards.

https://disaster.ipswich.qld.gov.au

https://disaster.lvrc.qld.gov.au

http://disaster.somerset.qld.gov.au

https://disasterdashboard.scenicrim.qld.gov.au

 

Images: Lockyer Valley Regional Council