Oswald causes flood, erosion and damage to vegetation & property across Redland city

After baking in January’s sweltering heat,  ex-tropical cyclone Oswald made an unwelcome visit for the Australia Day weekend, reminding us of the need to be prepared for storm season.

Rising waters were matched by winds in excess of 100km/hr, bringing down power-lines, trees and damaging property across much of SEQ. Thankfully, there were no reports of serious injury in our city, which was very welcome news. It has been a month of extremes all along Australia’s East coast with fires from Tasmania to North Queensland followed by yet another ‘one in 200 year flood’ event.

Have you got your emergency plan ready? Visit Redland City Council’s site to help get prepared.

http://www.redland.qld.gov.au/AboutRedlands/Emergency/Pages/default1.aspx 

OR Visit the Energex website to make sure you protect you and your property.

http://www.energex.com.au/safety/safety-during-severe-weather/storm-safety-checklist 

 

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