King tides threaten low lying areas

RACQ has warned residents and car owners who lived or parked in low lying areas across Queensland’s south east to prepare for above average tides this week

The Courier Mail had reported higher than normal tides would hit coastal areas of Queensland from Monday and throughout the week.

RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said residents should expect rising water levels in the usual, low lying areas.

“Parts of Brisbane were inundated when king tides struck bayside areas 12 months ago and residents should expect similar water levels in the coming days,” Ms Ross said.

“The abnormally high tides will last until Thursday starting with a predicted high of 2.72 metres on the Brisbane Bar this morning. Councils across other parts of the State have also issued alerts to residents in the Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Gladstone and Mackay.

“Residents in areas prone to localised flooding due to high tides are advised to avoid parking their cars on the street or in beachside parking lots during these times.”

Sandbags would be available from Brisbane City Council depots at:

  • Darra – 38 Shamrock Road, Darra
  • Morningside – 9 Redfern Street, Morningside
  • Newmarket – 66 Wilston Road (in carpark off Erneton Street), Newmarket
  • Zillmere – 33 Jennings Street, Zillmere
  • Lota – Herbert Street, Lota.