Clean Up Underway After Storms Lash Leyburn
The clean up is underway in Leyburn following wild storms hit the area last night.
The storm tracked a narrow path through the village, doing damage from about Stonehenge Road through to Twidale Lane. It is estimated that the storm felled around 50 trees, ranging in size, and caused isolated local flooding.
The creek is flowing and is approximately three-quarters of a metre below the bridge, and this level is dropping.
There are a number of local parks affected by the fallen trees, but there are no reports of inundated homes or persons affected by flood water at this point in time.
Council has commenced the clean up, with four trucks, one skid steer, one backhoe, six plant operators and three chainsaw operators tasked to complete the clean up.
Council estimates that crews will be on site for most of the week.
Local Disaster Management Group Chair and Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie said it’s a good reminder for residents to be prepared for severe weather events. “Storms can hit with little warning, so make sure you have your emergency kit ready in case you lose power or there is flash flooding,” said Cr Dobie.
With more storms likely over the summer period, the following numbers may assist in a severe weather event:
RACQ Road Closures:
Call 1300 130 494 for the latest information
To report fallen power lines, loss of supply and emergencies call 13 22 96
Southern Downs Regional Council Disaster Management Group:
Call 1300 My SDRC (1300 697 372)
State Emergency Service (SES)
Call 132 500 for a flood or storm emergency
Life Threatening Emergency
Call 000 in a life threatening emergency