Heavy rainfall expected into the evening and overnight
  • Tuesday 24 January 2012

Sunshine Coast Council’s Local Disaster Management Group Co-ordinator Mr Alan Rogers has confirmed that up to 270mm rainfall since 9am today has resulted in road closures across the region, however we have had no major river flooding.

“As rainfall continues into this evening localised flash flooding and possible landslips are anticipated,” Mr Rogers said.

"Do not cross a flooded road. Remember, if it is flooded – forget it.

Council will operate an after hours call service with road crews on standby.

SES has received over 100 requests for assistance in the Caloundra area and 30 in the Maroochydore area.

“These calls have required help with leaking roofs, and damage from flash flooding caused by stormwater build up,” Mr Rogers said.

Motorists are asked to consider the need for travel and remain indoors if possible.

Listen to local radio for regular updates about conditions and log on to the Bureau of Meteorology website for weather warnings.
Council’s Facebook site at www.facebook.com/SunshineCoastCouncil is being updated regularly with information about road closures. You can also follow us onTwitter at @CouncilSCC for updates.

In life threatening situations call Triple Zero (000) and for emergency assistance from SES call 132500.

Residents wanting to make enquiries about rates notices are asked to postpone contact with council and avoid website enquiries until after the weather event.