Stormwater Control and Floodwater Safety
For information regarding the best course of action to take, your responsibility, and Council's responsibility, please view the Stormwater Control Factsheet.
Our summer storm season brings with it severe weather and the possibility of flash flooding.
- Don't walk or play in floodwater.
- Keep a close eye on children.
- Don't drive into floodwater
Many people who drown or need rescuing have either deliberately driven into floodwater or taken their vehicle into a potentially dangerous situation. Drivers should be aware of causeways or stormwater run-off areas. You should avoid these areas in your neighbourhood or places you are visiting. Take care choosing somewhere to park, as well. Never drive through floodwaters - find an alternative route or wait until the water level drops. Water deeper than the bottom of your car door is enough to float your vehicle away, or splash the engine and cause it to stall. Even gently-moving floodwater can wash away the road surface beneath. Speeding through water can cause loss of traction and aquaplaning, and can increase the risk of stalling the engine.
Remember, if it's flooded, forget it!
For more information on preparing your 'Plan B', check out the Queensland Government's floodwater safety website.