ABOUT 120 road hazards and closures have been identified throughout the Logan region, including some of the city’s major thoroughfares.

Logan Village, Buccan, Jimboomba and Glenlogan look the most likely Saturday afternoon of being the next areas impacted by flooding.

Heavy rain continues to fall into Saturday night, although rainfall in catchment areas throughout the City of Logan has varied.

The SES has had 200 calls for assistance in the city for this wet weather event; 27 volunteers are responding today.

Police and council continues to extend warnings to motorists, urging people to be careful in wet conditions.

Rainfall has so far varied from 40mm to 200mm.

Mayor Darren Power said local rivers, creeks and waterways were flooding as a result and some residents may become isolated in the coming days as roads are cut off.

There are believed to be more than 20 roads cut by flooding in the Logan local government area.

“We need our community to be aware and alert of how they might be impacted and also be sensible about how they handle the conditions,” Councillor Power said.

“Schmidts Rd at Logan Reserve is already isolated, and other areas could also become affected by rising waterways.

“Now is the time to be prepared – make sure you have essential food and medication, and that your family and pets are safe.

“And please keep travel to a minimum as heavy rain continues to fall across the city.”

Communities that could be potentially impacted include:
• Logan Village and Buccan around Dairy Creek, Ooah Creek and Quinzeh
Creek
• Jimboomba and Glenlogan, around Henderson Creek and the Logan River

Cr Power said people should check on their neighbours if it was safe to do so, especially those who are vulnerable.

“I ask people to be patient and wait for flood waters to recede,” he said.

“Do not go sightseeing, and remember – if it’s flooded, forget it!

“Anyone who enters a flooded road, creek or drain not only endangers their own life but they also risk the lives of those who may have to go in and rescue them.”

An updated list of roads closed is available on Council’s Disaster Dashboard at disaster.logan.qld.gov.au

For flood emergency assistance, Council urges residents and business owners to contact the SES on 132 500. For life-threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000).

Council recommends avoiding contact with floodwaters for up to five days after heavy rainfall due to potential risks from bacteria carried into waterways from runoff.

To report potholes and other damage please call Council’s Customer Service on 3412 3412.

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