Recovery efforts continue across the City of Logan following this week’s storms and with so much going on across the south east, the recovery time is going to be ongoing for some time yet.
Logan City Council has opted to open the Mount Warren Sports and Fitness and the Metro Sports and Event Centres to residents who remain without power.
The centres will be open from 7am to 9pm today, Friday 29 December, with the community able to access facilities including electricity and showers.
For those further out, Flagstone Community Centre will be open from 8am to 5pm for anyone that needs shower, charging of phone or just a chat and coffee. You will just need to bring your own towel and toiletries. A JP and Chaplain service will also be available.
On Saturday the Flagstone Community Centre will be open between 10.45am and 2pm and for anyone that needs help in applying for the disaster recovery grant that is now available. Charis Mullen MP will be at the centre at around 11am if anyone has any questions.
Temperatures expected to reach 37 degrees today, with residents advised to follow Queensland Health’s advice.
Their advise is to be prepared, drink water regularly, keep out of the heat, stay as cool as possible, keep food safe in hot weather, and look after your animals.
For the breakdown of this, visit Queensland Health heat safe site.
Council is also offering more assistance with the clean-up. Residents can dispose of storm related waste at council’s transfer stations at no cost. The Browns Plains transfer station is the preferred location and loads greater than two cubic metres must be taken there.
There are currently significant queues at council’s waste facilities and residents should only attend if necessary.
The government have Personal Hardship Assistance Grants available to Logan residents impacted by this week’s storms. The grants are funded as part of joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
Residents can check their eligibility by visiting: qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies/disasters
Council’s Disaster Dashboard which is regularly updated and is the best place for the community to seek information on impacted roads. For the latest information visit disaster.logan.qld.gov.au
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
Everyone is encouraged to keep these numbers handy in case of an emergency.
Life-threatening emergencies – 000
SES – 13 25 00
Energex (to report fallen powerlines) – 13 19 62
Energex (to report power outages) – 13 62 62
Logan City Council (to report debris or road closures) – 3412 3412