Gympie Regional Council monitoring rainfall from Cyclone Debbie
The Gympie region can expect some heavy rainfall this week from the remnants of tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Predicted falls will occur on Thursday and Friday, with rain scheduled to clear over the weekend and it has prompted Gympie Regional Council to keep a close eye on the weather.
“Together with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and the Queensland Police Service we are being regularly updated with the latest information and forecasts to ensure we have the appropriate responses and resources available if required,” said Gympie Regional Council’s Mayor and Chair of the Gympie Local Disaster Management Group, Mick Curran.
“The Gympie Local Disaster Management Group is monitoring the weather conditions, rainfall forecasts and river conditions closely and information relevant to the community will be provided as it comes to hand.”
“River flooding is not anticipated however there could be some localised flooding in low lying areas and some roads may be impacted for short periods so residents are encouraged to take care,” he said.
“I do want to take this opportunity to remind residents if it’s flooded, forget it, never walk, ride or drive into or through flood waters.”
Residents are encouraged to monitor the Bureau of Meteorology website which can be found at www.bom.gov.au.
“This is also a timely reminder to get prepared for a natural disaster event if you haven’t done so already,” said Cr Curran.
Have your plan ready to go by visiting the Queensland Government Disaster Management website at www.disaster.qld.gov.au/Be_Prepared.
Residents are reminded to phone Triple Zero (000) if they are experiencing any kind of emergency.