A Cyclone Watch has been issued for South-East Queensland, including the Moreton Bay region.
The Bureau of Meteorology said abnormally high tides and dangerous surf conditions are expected over the next few days and into early next week. Seas and swell are also expected to increase. Beach erosion is likely to continue.
Severe Weather Warnings for Abnormally High Tides and Dangerous Surf are current. A Hazardous Surf Warning is also current. Gale force winds are expected to develop along exposed coastal areas of southern Queensland.
Water levels on the high tide may exceed the highest tide of the year on the morning high tides over the next few days.
Following the declaration of the Cyclone Watch, the Bureau of Meteorology recommends you:
· Re-check your property for any loose material and tie down (or fill with water) all large, relatively light items such as boats and rubbish bins.
· Fill vehicles’ fuel tanks.
· Check your emergency kit and fill water containers.
· Ensure household members know which is the strongest part of the house and what to do in the event of a cyclone warning or an evacuation.
· Tune to your local radio/TV for further information and warnings.
· Check that neighbours are aware of the situation and are preparing.
Free sandbags and sand are available in Narangba, Petrie, Woodford, Deception Bay, Arana Hills, Margate, Woodford, Toorbul, Caboolture, Dayboro, Bongaree, Beachmere and Elimbah. Find the location on the council website https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Disaster-Management/Sandbags. Please bring your own shovel, you will need to fill the bags yourself.
For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000).