Jandowae flood alert

Emergency flood alert message is circulating for Jandowae area

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Take care: An emergency flood alert has been issued for Jandowae and residents are urged to take notice.

Take care: An emergency flood alert has been issued for Jandowae and residents are urged to take notice.

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An Emergency Alert flood message has been issued for Jandowae residents from the Western Downs Regional Council.

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An Emergency Alert flood message has been issued for Jandowae residents from the Western Downs Regional Council.

Jandowae Creek is expected to peak today due to heavy rainfall and this may lead to major flooding in the area.

Properties are likely to experience flooding. Residents are advised to secure their belongings, prepare to leave and warn neighbours.

Residents should visit the Bureau of Meteorology website for more information, tune into local media for updates and contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500 for flood assistance

As well motorists and Brisbane Valley Rail Trail users are urged to take extra precautions with wet weather tipped to continue across Somerset Regional Council area.

SRC Mayor Graeme Lehmann said a number of roads had been closed along with a section of the rail trail between Harlin and Moore.

"Road and crossing closures can often be difficult as Somerset has 1489km of constructed local roads and literally hundreds of crossings," Cr Lehmann said.

"Council simply cannot be in all places at all times, and I thank the community for its ongoing support as we now deal with potential flash flooding just weeks after the fires of late last year.

"People should approach the rail trail like a road - please do not attempt to cross flood waters.

"For accurate and up to date information during emergency situations, I encourage everyone to visit newsroom.psba.qld.gov.au/ and sign up for Early Warning Network alerts at somerset.qld.gov.au/ewn.

"Regular updates are also posted on council's Facebook page, which can be followed at facebook.com/SomersetRegionalCouncil/."

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