Grantham Siren and Flood Cameras
The Grantham Flood Warning System (siren) has been installed to alert residents of a flood emergency that is likely to impact the community's safety. It is important to note that this siren is only for alerting the community to floods that are likely to impact on community safety and is not used for smaller flood events or other risks such as bushfires.
In rain events, you do not need to wait until the siren sounds. Leaving early while roads are still open is always the best practice.
The siren is located at Christopher Street, Grantham.
If you hear the siren, you need to immediately move to higher ground and, if you are able, let your neighbours know to move.
Once you have moved to higher ground, seek further information and advice from a reliable source.
- Visit disaster.lvrc.qld.gov.au
- Turn on the radio
- Check the local news
- Check social media
- Contact family, friends and neighbours
- For further information, call Lockyer Valley Regional Council on 1300 005 872
The siren is not a standalone system for alerting an at-risk community. Residents shouldn't rely on the siren sounding for all floods. It is important for individuals and households to be responsible for their own personal safety and protection of their property by ensuring they are prepared for emergencies and disasters. Click here for information on preparing for disasters.
When the siren is activated, the community will hear an alert tone followed by the following verbal message "Attention! Attention! This is a flood warning announcement. Go to higher ground now. Avoid low lying areas. I repeat this is a flood warning. Go to higher ground now."
Authorised officers from emergency services and other government agencies can request the activation of the siren if a significant flood emergency threat is posed to the broadcast area.
The siren is one of many tools used to provide warning for flood emergencies, in a coordinated approach with partner agencies such as Queensland Police Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services. The siren may be used along with other methods of sharing warnings such as the emergency alert system and media.
As a safeguard to ensure the system is operating properly, the siren is usually tested twice a year on 1 June and 1 December, subject to weather conditions. The test will include the 'live' message telling you to move to higher ground, which you can ignore on this occasion, or use it as a practice run.
It is important for the community to remember these dates and not be alarmed should they hear the siren. Community messaging will be distributed leading up the test. Please ensure any family and friends in the area are also aware of the testing.
When activated, a siren alert tone will be heard followed by a verbal message informing residents in low-lying areas to urgently move to higher ground.
Testing time is a timely opportunity for the community to review their own emergency and evacuation plans.
For residents in low-lying areas, it is important to identify areas of higher ground to move to if the flood warning system is activated and to understand what roads may not be accessible once flooding begins.
Reviewing your Emergency and Evacuation Plans and Emergency Kit and getting to know your neighbours and community are all part of being prepared for an emergency, noting some people may need more help than others.
Make the time NOW to be fully prepared before an emergency occurs.
Flood Monitoring Cameras
To further enhance preparedness and response for disaster events, Lockyer Valley Regional Council has installed a network of cameras around the region.
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Roads or bridges that have been flooded, must have a safety inspection before being used. Do not remove road closed signage.
For information on road closures, visit the Disaster Dashboard.
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