Within the last couple of months we have seen a dramatic change in weather, one moment we were on alert for fire activity, the next severe weather conditions.
Trees coming down are our biggest concern. Just a couple of weeks ago we responded to a tree down in Eagle Heights Road,where bits of plastic were found on the ground from the grill and headlight protectors of a car, as unfortunately the tree had hit a passing car when it came down.
When driving please be aware of this possibly happening. The best option is to stay home and avoid being on the road in these severe weather conditions.
At the time of writing this article (18th Feb), Rural & Auxiliary personnel are preparing for significant rainfall over the next 3 days. Due to the predicted large amount of rain, landslides are also very likely to occur.
During and after a severe weather event expect to see Rural & Auxiliary fire-fighters patrolling the mountain to ensure roads are kept open. Please have patience while Rural fire-fighters remove trees from roads after Energex make any power lines safe so that we can start work.
Ensure your home is prepared for severe weather conditions and have a look at this website http://www.disaster.qld.gov.au This site gives you extremely useful information.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation when conditions get difficult.