Brisbane City Council has said parts of Brisbane are likely to flood this weekend – it has issued warnings for bayside and riverside areas and low-lying surrounds.
The council is also warning suburbs near waterways and creeks (such as Bowen Hills and Corinda) and eastern suburbs (such as Herston and Hendra) to remain aware of conditions.
King tides bringing water into low-lying Brisbane areas is nothing new, of course, but a tide peak of two-and-a-half metres at the mouth of the Brisbane River this morning could reach as high as 2.8 metres tomorrow just before 9am. The last time tides hit these sorts of marks was in June last year, when they combined with extreme weather to cause flooding across the city.
Storms have also been forecast for Sunday, although these should roll through in the afternoon, well after the high-tide times.
Sandbags can be found at the following locations:
38 Shamrock Road, Darra
9 Redfern Street, Morningside
66 Wilston Road, Newmarket
33 Jennings Street, Zillmere
Herbert Street, Lota