14 Dec Important information for severe weather in the Gladstone Region
Forecast storms and heavy rainfall across parts of the state this week has prompted Gladstone Regional Council to remind residents to take care during severe weather.
Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett encourages members of the community to keep up-to-date via the RegionWatch platform.
Council advises all residents to stay off the roads during inclement weather caused by Tropical Cyclone Owen and reminds the community that – ‘if it’s flooded, forget it’.
It’s likely the region may experience torrential rain, localised strong, damaging winds and flash flooding over coming days.
Below is a list of roads in the Gladstone Region that are prone to flooding:
- Glenlyon Road south of Kirkwood Road intersection
- Glenlyon Street Rail Underpass near Dawson Hwy intersection
- Wood Street, Barney Point
- Dawson Hwy at the intersection with Breslin Street
- Dawson Hwy at the intersection with Glenlyon Street (near Bob Jane)
- Tannum Sands Road (approximately 4km north of the Bruce Hwy intersection)
- Jefferies Road Beecher
- Wyndham Road Beecher
- Awoonga Dam Road in Benaraby township
- O’Connor Road near Benaraby School
- Targinnie Rd GML end
- Calliope River Rd half way and at the entrance of Yarwun Township,
- Shilling Lane (near the rail crossing)
- Stowe Road near caravan park
- Tablelands Rd
- Gladstone Monto Rd at Black Tea Tree Gully, Marble and Degalgil Creek,
- Calliope Station Rd At Calliope River
- Gentle Annie Rd
- Raglan Station Rd
- Fingerboard Road
- Tableland Road (Bundaberg Miriam Vale Road)
- Round Hill Road
- Lowmead Road
- Gorge Road
- Coast Road
- Turkey Beach Road
- Blackmans Gap and Blackman Gap Roads
Visit RegionWatch to view flood cams for Alligator Flats, east of Miriam Vale, and Essendean Bridge and Hills Road in the Baffle Creek area.
Minimise the impact of disaster season on your family by preparing your household by accessing Council’s useful guides and information available under Emergencies & Disaster on the Council website or on Queensland Get Ready website.
Make sure you have easy access to your emergency plan, emergency kit, ensuring you have access to essential medications and important contacts over the coming days.
Stay tuned to your local radio station for weather updates or follow the Gladstone Regional Council, Bureau of Meteorology and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services – QFES on Facebook.