Rain to increase on Sunshine Coast over next 24 hours
  • Friday 20 February 2015

Rain is expected to intensify on the Sunshine Coast over the coming 24 hours and the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) is advising more roads may be closed by Friday afternoon.

Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) Coordinator Andrew Ryan said 28 roads were already closed, and urged people to avoid all travel where possible.

“Unless you absolutely need to travel today, please stay off the roads,” Mr Ryan said.

“If it’s flooded, forget it – not only is it unlawful to enter flood waters, it puts you and our rescue crews at risk.

“We’re expecting around 200mm of rain over the next 24 hours and it’s quite possible we will start to see flash flooding – if you do need to travel, please check road closures first.

“Our Disaster Hub website – www.disaster.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au – has a list of all road closures across the region, as well as weather warnings, airport updates and other important information.

“We will also keep people updated via Council’s Facebook page today and across the weekend.”

Mr Ryan reminded people to check the Education Queensland website for details of possible school closures.

“Education Queensland will advise of any school closures via their website.”

Weather warnings, road closures and other important information can be found on Council’s Disaster Hub at www.disaster.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.

Tropical Cyclone Marcia is now expected to cross the coast as a Category 5, bringing heavy rainfalls and flash flooding to much of South-East Queensland.

For regular weather updates, you can also tune into your local radio station.