Evacuation Centres Opened

Issued at 4.15pm

Leave Immediately Emergency Warning

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has issued Leave Immediately Emergency Warnings for properties:

  • between Silver Valley Road, Clark Road and the Kennedy Highway in Silver Valley
  • between Herberton-Petford Road, Arbouin Mine Road, Walsh River Road and Bischoff Mill Road, including Shiffron Road and Eichblatt Road, Watsonville.

Evacuation Centres Opened

The following evacuation centres have been opened for members of the community who have no other shelter.

  • Herberton Shire Hall — Corner Grace and Williams Street
  • Ravenshoe Community Centre — 3 Bolton Street

Think carefully about staying with family or friends if you can, and only go to evacuation centres if you have no other options.

Make sure you:

  • are dressed in warm clothes, strong footwear and rain protection
  • switch off electricity and gas
  • lock your house
  • take your pets, lead/cage, bedding and food to your agreed location (not evacuation centres)
  • bring your emergency kit.

Your emergency kit should contain:

  1. first aid kit and manual
  2. medications, prescriptions and dosage
  3. toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo)
  4. personal hygiene items
  5. torch with extra batteries (or wind up)
  6. radio with extra batteries (or wind up)
  7. change of clothes and strong shoes
  8. bedding
  9. non-perishable food for 4 days
  10. supplies for infants, the elderly and people with special needs
  11. personal documents and storage devices — insurance, certificates, photos etc.
  12. cash money (ATMs may not be available).

Continue to check the news for the latest warnings and advice, and that your neighbours are checking too.

Stay away from fallen powerlines and floodwaters.

Call Triple Zero (000) for life-threatening emergencies.

The Local Disaster Management Group is monitoring the situation and will provide further advice.

Sign up for the Early Warning Network (trc.qld.gov.au/ewn) to receive alerts for severe weather and other emergency events.

Go to our Emergency Management Dashboard (dashboard.trc.qld.gov.au) for up-to-date information on road closures, power outages, evacuation centres and links to key sites.