Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the intense weather smashing the State’s south east is “like an unpredictable cyclone”.
“No one expected this rain bomb to be sitting over the south east of our State for such a long period of time,” she said.
A BoM spokeswoman said the main focus of the storms had been in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and surrounding areas. The intensity of the rainfall has been “incredibly quick and incredibly fast”.
Floodwaters have inundated the City’s CBD after the Brisbane River, which runs through the State capital, breached it banks. That gives you an idea of how much impact this severe weather event has had on many throughout Queensland.
One of our member’s advanceplants.com.au are currently in the middle of their clean-up.
“Very sad to see the nursery we are affiliated with Brookfield Gardens under metres of water we will be helping with the clean up once waters subside. Stay safe friends! – Advance Plant Services Team (Qld)”
“Please stay safe” is the message we are receiving from many of our Qld members. They are all experiencing more challenging times as the flooding is significant. We urge all Queenslanders, especially our members to stick together after these incredibly difficult years!
We also encourage Qld members to check your relevant local government’s flood maps to determine potential impacts of the severe weather event on your own property.
IPA will endeavour to keep members updated on any changing advice, however in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (M) 0452 590 255.
We also encourage members to please check the Queensland Government Alerts website so you are kept up to date!
Our thoughts are with our members, their teams and families at this time.