Cyclone Uesi won’t be a threat to Qld: RACQ

RACQ has dampened fears a tropical cyclone sitting off the coast of New Caledonia could potentially impact the coastline later this week.

The Courier Mail reported Cyclone Uesi was a long way away and was not expected to directly impact Queensland, however it could deliver increased season swell. 

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said the Bureau of Meteorology was predicting swell of between two and three metres on Thursday and Friday which could result in minor flooding of low-lying areas. 

“With increased swell comes the possibility of water over roads in low-lying coastal areas and erosion,” Ms Ross said. 

“It’s important motorists don’t go through flooded roads and be mindful of where they park their car if in low-lying areas.”

Ms Ross said there was no reason for Queenslanders to panic but it was a timely reminder to ensure your home was ready for severe weather.

“Remove debris, like branches and trees, clean your gutters and make sure your roof is secure and doesn’t leak,” she said. 

“It’s also a good idea to get an emergency kit together with essential food, water and medical supplies. Being organised early is well worth the effort.”

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