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Wet weather update as at 2pm

28/01/2013

State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers are busy responding to calls for assistance across Queensland following severe weather. Approximately 2700 calls for assistance have been placed since midnight, January 27 and volunteers have completed approximately 1200 of them.

Approximately 1100 of these requests were from the North Coast Region, with approximately 890 requests from the South East Region and approximately 230 requests from the South West Region. The majority of these incidents were leaky roofs, flood waters encroaching on homes, roof damage and trees down.

As of midnight, January 28 until 1.30pm today the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) had responded to approximately 560 incidents. Approximately 80 of these were weather related. Swift Water Rescue technicians responded to 21 events.

Emergency Management Queensland (EMQ) encourages residents to be cautious and stay safe as severe weather continues.

If impacted by a severe weather event remain inside until receiving official advice that it is safe to go outside.

Remember If its flooded, forget it. Under no circumstance should people enter floodwaters by road or on foot.

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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