GOONDIWINDI REGION WEATHER UPDATE – 18 OCTOBER 2022« Back
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has issued an Initial Flood Watch for Southern Inland Queensland catchments, including the Goondiwindi Region, with minor to moderate flooding expected to develop across the flood watch area later this week.
Goondiwindi Regional Council is advising residents to stay informed and remain alert, but not alarmed.
Mayor of the Goondiwindi Region the Honourable Cr Lawrence Springborg AM says the predicted rainfall in catchment areas upstream may impact local river systems and disrupt road conditions.
“We will continue to monitor the situation closely but, at this point in time, the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) has not moved to ‘Stand Up’,” the Mayor said.
“Council, along with our local emergency services and other agencies, spend countless hours preparing and training to respond to situations just like this. I have very high confidence that our preparation will continue to stand us in very good stead,” he said.
“Council and the LDMG will continue to monitor the situation closely. Now the message to residents is to stay aware and be prepared.”
Cr Springborg says residents should anticipate some impact on road transport and access towards the end of this week and into next week, particularly for rural residents.
“As ever, we won’t know how much rain we’ll get until it’s in the gauge, so the best thing residents can do is to prepare,” he said. “As we’ve seen before, any disruption to major highways will likely only last a few days so, if you’re in town, you only need to get enough supplies for your individual situation.
“And as always, continue to check road conditions before you travel.”
INGLEWOOD: Council has worked very closely with the Inglewood community around flood preparation. Residents should remain alert, but not alarmed. The LDMG will give residents as much warning as possible if there is any concern about a potential Inglewood flood event.
GET READY IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS
- Understand your risk,
- Prepare a household emergency plan,
- Pack an emergency kit.
Get Ready here: https://www.getready.qld.gov.au/get-prepared/3-steps-get-ready
GET THE LATEST ALERTS
- LOCAL Goondiwindi Region road conditions, river heights, weather warnings and more: http://dashboard.grc.qld.gov.au
- Queensland rainfall and river conditions: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld
EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS:
- Life Threatening Emergencies – telephone triple zero (000)
- SES – 132 500
Remember: If it's flooded, forget it.