Caution Urged With Rising Floodwaters

Caution Urged With Rising Floodwaters

Queensland Shadow Minister for Police & Emergency Services Glen Elmes

LNP Thanks SES For Helping Queenslanders Affected By Floods

Victor P Taffa

With the Heavy Rain expected to move to the South-East today, the State Opposition has called on Queensland Motorists to slow down and households in Flood-Prone areas to be prepared.

“There are 6,800 SES volunteers throughout Queensland and the LNP acknowledges many of them will be working over the weekend to help households in distress from the Central Highlands District through to the South-East.” Glen Elmes Shadow Minister for Police and Emergency Services said today.

“I was in Emerald last weekend and saw first-hand the water levels at Fairbairn Dam, which is expected to continue to rise. Currently about 1.5 Metres of water is running over the Spillway.”

“With 50mm to 100mm of rain expected to fall in the South-East corner over the weekend, our SES volunteers will be working hard to ensure public safety and assist local residents affected by the bad weather and flooding.”

“I ask Queenslanders to be careful of fallen trees and debris and be aware of potentially hazardous situations.”

“Please abide by road closures and do not attempt to cross flooded thoroughfares.”  Mr. Elmes.

“The LNP thanks our Emergency Services personnel who will be working day and night this weekend in difficult weather conditions as well as often dangerous situations.”

“I ask any Queenslanders affected by floods and in need of SES assistance, to please call the SES on 132 500.” Mr. Elmes said.