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Severe weather update - Monday, 28 January 2013


Emergency services have had another extremely busy night with severe weather continuing to impact central and south east Queensland.

The State Emergency Service (SES) received more than 1,800 requests for assistance in the 24 hours to 4am Monday, 28 January 2013. More than 830 of these jobs were concentrated in the North Coast region, particularly around Bundaberg. There were more than 550 jobs in the South East Region particularly around the Lockyer Valley, Laidley and the Gold Coast. Brisbane also recorded a large volume of requests for SES assistance. The most common jobs were leaking roofs, flood water threatening property, sandbagging and fallen trees.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) personnel responded to approximately 53 swift water rescue cases across Queensland yesterday. Overnight swift water rescue technicians attended 9 cases in Worongary, Jimboomba, Laidley, Greenbank, Fernvale, Moorina (near Caboolture), Bundaberg North and Ducklo.

Emergency Alerts were issued overnight for Moreton Bay, Somerset and the Lockyer Valley.

Emergency services are urging residents to take care with heavy rainfall expected to continue across Queensland.

For flood or storm related assistance, contact the State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500, or in a life-threatening emergency phone Triple Zero (000).

Contact for media enquiries: DCS media unit on (07) 3635 3310.

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