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*** Media Release No 7 - General Update ***

MEDIA RELEASE No 7

Banana Shire Council

31 March 2017 2:00pm

 

BANANA SHIRE LOCAL DISASTER COORDINATION CENTRE

The Local Disaster Coordination Centre continues to monitor river and creek systems throughout the Shire.  The Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland issued flood warning advice at 11:12am today stating:

  • Minor to moderate flooding may occur along the Dawson River downstream of Theodore
  • The Dawson River at Baralaba may exceed the minor flood level (4.00m) overnight Friday and into Saturday
  • Moderate flooding is peaking in the Don River at Rannes and in Callide Creek at Goovigen

Residents along these river and creek systems are urged to remain alert.

Banana Shire Council crews continue to assess roads as a priority.  Patience during this lengthy process is appreciated.  Council’s road network is large and our crews are doing their best to assess these as quickly as possible.

Residents and travellers are reminded to obey all road signs.

Regular updated information will be provided to the community via the Banana Shire Council website, Facebook and Media Releases.

For information on the road network, please visit https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/

Banana Shire Local Disaster Coordination centre can be contacted on 4992 4027 or 4992 3511 and you can FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK “Banana Shire Disaster Management Information” or Banana Shire Council www.banana.qld.gov.au

Further information about the impending weather can be found at www.bom.gov.au

Banana Shire Council www.banana.qld.gov.au

For life threatening issues, phone 000.   

For flood/storm emergencies, phone SES on 132 500.

Next Media Release with further updated information will be due 31st March at 5:00pm.

IF IT’S FLOODED – FORGET IT!

MEDIA NOTE: For further information or media comment, contact Mayor Nev Ferrier on 4992 9500 or 0448 011 814.