Disaster assistance has been extended to Councils in the Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Redland, Scenic Rim, Somerset, South Burnett and Southern Downs local government areas as torrential rainfall and flooding continues to wreak havoc across South-East Queensland.
Residents in targeted areas in Gympie and Dallarnil who have been impacted by severe flooding over recent days may be eligible for financial assistance, including Emergency Hardship Assistance grants of up to $180 per person and $900 for a family of five or more.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for Fire and Emergency Services Mark Ryan have extended their deepest sympathies to the family, colleagues and friends of an SES volunteer who lost her life overnight trying to protect the community.
Disaster assistance has been swiftly activated for the Fraser Coast, Gold Coast, Gympie, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Logan, Noosa, North Burnett, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba Local Government Areas in response to heavy rainfall and flooding that continues to unfold across Queensland’s south-east.
Highlighting the severity of the extreme rainfall event currently engulfing the south-east region of Queensland, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and the State Emergency Service have received nearly 1,000 calls for help in the last 24 hours.