Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is urging residents and travellers in south-east Queensland to remain vigilant following heavy rainfall across the region.
While the worst of the weather has passed for most of the south-east, QFES Deputy Commissioner Mark Roche said people should be wary of damaged and floodedÂ roads .
Mr Roche said motorists should check the status of roads before heading out and steer clear of floodwater. â€œYesterdayâ€™s weather event has left behind a lot of debris and roads cut off by water,â€ Mr Roche said.
â€œEmergency services are responding to calls for assistance, but residents and travellers still need to take precautions to stay safe.
â€œNow is not the time to be venturing outdoors unnecessarily and we are urging people to keep away from flooded creeks and drains and have alternative routes in mind.Â â€œParents and caregivers still need to supervise children to ensure they stay away from drains. Water is still receding, so the danger is still there.â€
Mr Roche said the State Emergency Service (SES) had responded to almost 1,000 calls for assistance and swiftwater rescue teams had been deployed to a small number of incidents across the Brisbane area.Â â€œMost of the tasks emergency services attended were not quick jobs, so I would like to thank people for their patience,â€ he said.
â€œPlease remember the SES is made up of volunteers dedicated to helping others and weâ€™re working hard to get to the most vulnerable members of the community first. â€œI would like to thank all Queenslanders who heeded the warnings and those motorists who avoided travel through floodwaters. Remember: if itâ€™s Flooded, Forget it.â€
Residents who require storm and flood emergency assistance should contact the State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500. In a life-threatening emergency, dial Triple Zero.