News

Flood waters continue to rise

SES worker Peter Koplick joins fellow volunteers at the Daisy Hill Depot in filling sandbags to help local residents fight this weeks flood. Photo: Chris Owen / The Satellite Photo: Chris Owen / The Reporter
SES worker Peter Koplick joins fellow volunteers at the Daisy Hill Depot in filling sandbags to help local residents fight this weeks flood. Photo: Chris Owen / The Satellite Photo: Chris Owen / The Reporter Chris Owen

THOUSANDS of Logan residents were on high alert after rising flood waters were expected to break the banks of both the Logan and Albert Rivers.

Council predicted suburbs including Beenleigh, Eagleby, Mount Warren Park, South Maclean and Waterford were most at risk due to higher than normal rainfall from ex-tropical cyclone Oswald.

Logan Mayor Pam Parker said the council acted swiftly and door knocked properties most at risk.

She said the council would notify residents of more properties that were likely to be impacted.

"As Council, with the assistance of the Bureau of Meteorology, identifies more properties that are likely to be impacted, we will make contact with them warning them of any potential risks," she said.

"I want to assure residents this flood is not expected to reach the levels of the 1974 flood, but it is to be taken extremely seriously."

At the time of print, no evacuation centres had yet been opened.

However, residents could collect sandbags from both the Daisy Hill and Logan Village State Emergency Services (SES) depots.

"We do not want to release any locations at this stage until we can be sure they are accessible to residents," Cr Parker said.

"The last thing we want to do is put any of our residents in harm's way by sending them to an evacuation centre that could be isolated by flood waters."

The wild weather has already claimed the life of one man in Logan.

The 60-year-old motorcyclist was killed in the early hours of Monday morning after he was swept away by flood waters at the intersection of Goodna and Ison Rds at Greenbank about 12.10am.

Members of the public tried to save the man but were unable to reach him.

His body was later recovered in the Oxley Creek about 7am.

Topics:  flood 2013



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

$1.5 billion Ripley development on track for new year

Construction of Ripley Town Centre stage one is set to begin next year.

Town Centre 80% sold to Coles, speciality stores

Woollies heart attack: Doctors used a defibrillator 40 times

LIFE SAVERS: Ed Stubbs (centre) had a heart attack at the Inala Woolworths store and was helped by quick think store manager Marc Roper (right) and customer David Duprat (left) who administered CPR.

VIDEO: Survivor says thanks to the heroes who saved his life.

REVEALED: Shopping centre announces new dining options

Redbank Plaza announces the new food and drink options opening in store.

SUSHI, health food and vegan donuts just some of the food on offer.

Local Partners

FLOOD RISK: Mayors launch plan to protect $260M industry

A COMPREHENSIVE plan to deal with the flood risk to rivers and lakes in the Lockyer Valley has been launched.


Top 5 Christmas events around Ipswich

The Twighlight Christmas Parade was just the first of many events around the region.

THERE are plenty of exciting Christmas activities coming up.

It's official, Christmas has started in Ipswich

TIS THE SEASON: Plenty of families got into the holiday spirit at the Christmas Twilight Parade.

PHOTOS: Annual Twilight Parade draws hundreds, more events to come

What's on this weekend

Artist Eric Lennartson is in the process of completing his huge tape sculpture at the Ipswich Art Gallery.

Things to do in Ipswich

Hacksaw Ridge wins big in first round of AACTA Awards

Luke Bracey and Andrew Garfield in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

THE major awards will be handed out on Wednesday night.

Paris Hilton fumes at clumsy partygoers

A reveller spilt their drink on Paris Hilton's DJ decks

Winnie Harlow isn't a role model

Winnie Harlow insists she isn't a role model.

Felicity Jones proud of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story role

Felicity Jones feels it is "important" for a woman to head Rogue One

Kiwi's plea to Ellen DeGeneres to save bakery after quake

Ellen... we need your magic.

Family had to be helicoptered out after powerful quake

Seacrest: Things are "going better" for Kim and Kanye

Ryan Seacrest says things are "going better now" for Kanye West

Couple's desperate $550K price drop to sell Gladstone home

Brian Headley and Kirstene Staib are selling their Kin Kora mansion for $750,000.

TELL tale sign of Gladstone's property market.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

The million dollar property to test Mackay's market

This Victoria St building will go to auction Tuesday and investors will be watching closely to see how much it sells for.

'High profile architect designed CBD asset' goes to auction

Prices jump in trio of mining towns

THE boost in coal prices in the past six months has triggered a house price jump in at least three mining towns in Central Queensland.

Boost in coal prices triggers a market turnaround

INSIDE STORY: Disused pipeline stops hundreds from building

TRAIL OF TEARS: Route of the disused Santos oil pipeline which is stopping hundreds of Ipswich residents from building.

Santos responds but Tully says easements issue must be addressed

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!