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25 February, 2022

Reconsider travel plans - Flannery

Motorists should revise travel plans today, as the current flood situation continues to worsen, is the message from Peer Flannery, Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor.

Drivers are urged to revise travel plans today, as floodwaters continue to rise.

"The severe weather and risk of heavy or intense rainfall is ongoing and likely to continue into Saturday," Cr Flannery said.

"Our region is saturated now, over 50 roads are closed and we are likely see this number increase significantly throughout the day.

"With the rainfall from this morning and expected further rain in the afternoon and evening, now is the time for residents to reconsider their need to travel."

cr Flannery urged drivers to be 'extremely cautious' around frequently flooded roads and in rural areas where creeks may rise rapidly and without warning. 

"The risk of life-threatening flash flooding is real," he said.

"The easiest way to stay safe is just to stay home.

"If anything goes wrong for you at home our Evacuation Centres are prepared to open in areas at risk and we are monitoring conditions closely throughout the region.

"Our Libraries are now open as places of refuge if you do need somewhere dry, or just need to use a computer and a phone.

"Refer to our Disaster Portal on our website for further information."

Call 132 500 SES if you are impacted by flooding or rains and need assistance or call 000 in an emergency.

"And of course if it's flooded, forget it!," Cr Flannery said.

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