Remember: If It's Flooded, Forget It


Local MPs are reminding all residents that if the road ahead is flooded, forget it.

Mr Trevor Ruthenberg has reminded all local residents of the dangers posed by floodwaters.

"Floodwaters can hide many dangers underneath them, including branches and debris, washed out roads and potholes," Mr Ruthenberg said.

"Even for highly trained Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) swift water rescue technicians, the dangers of entering floodwaters are very real."

Mr Seath Holswich said the reminder was important for all residents to remember this severe weather season.

"It is never worth risking your life and the lives of those you love, by driving through flood waters," Mr Holswich said.

"It's important for residents to heed warnings when driving in wet weather and seek alternatives routes when they come across floodwaters."

Mr Ruthenberg reminded all community members that the majority of rescues performed by QFRS each year were rescues from flood waters, and are completely preventable.

"The risks are real and should not be underestimated; please don't endanger your life and the lives of rescuers by taking an unnecessary risk."

Motorists can check road conditions either by phoning the RACQ road condition hotline on 1300 130 595 or by checking road conditions on the club's website at