While some residents are still without power, for many others the cleaning has begun of properties and homes and disposing of spoiled food.
Logan City Council is working closely with emergency crews after the intense storms and have urged residents to take caution while the clean-up is underway.
Councils waste contractor, Cleanaway, has advised that some bins may not be collected as scheduled due to storm damage blocking access to some streets. If safe to do so, leave your bin kerbside and it will be collected as soon as possible.
To assist with clean up, residents can dispose of storm related waste at Council’s transfer stations at no cost. This includes green waste (i.e. branches, leaves, etc), spoilt food, storm damaged household items, and uncollected wheelie bin waste. Council’s waste facilities are expected to be very busy, and it is recommended residents arrive before 9am or after 3pm.
Road debris and road closures can be reported to Council on 3412 3412. All non-urgent requests can be reported at logan.qld.gov.au.
Fallen power lines can be reported to Energex on 13 19 62 and if it is an emergency, always call 000.
“As of this morning we still had 8,400 homes still without power in Logan over 22 suburbs,” said Mayor Darren Power.
“I was informed that more Energex crews would be working today, so help is on its way. For those who have to throw food stuffs out the tip will be taking storm damage rubbish and food spoiled by no power for free.
“Latest reports, there are 450 Energex crews working in Gold Coast and Logan right now,” the Mayor continued.
“No update available yet on how many left without power. So please be patient. I know that’s a hard ask right now for those who are suffering. Please hang in there, find a cool place or visit some friends or family.”