Latest News

4bu hero news

Wide Bay police issue another warning to motorists – if it’s flooded, forget it!

Floodwater_-_Queensland_Police_Service.jpg
Wide Bay police are urging motorists to stop taking risks by driving through floodwaters.
 
The warning comes as floodwaters continue to impact a number of roads across the Gympie, Maryborough and Burnett regions with motorists attempting to continue their journey.
 
Superintendent Mick Sawrey expressed his frustration and disappointment at the lack of common sense of some drivers.
 
“Our region was impacted severely by floods earlier this year where four people lost their lives,” he said.
 
“As the rain continues to fall, roads become inundated with water and we are still responding to people who become trapped after attempting to drive through the floodwaters.
 
“It is dangerous. You are placing your own lives at risk, your passengers and those who are coming to rescue you.”
 
Although weather conditions are easing a number of flood warnings remain in place.
 
Superintendent Sawrey said the dangers of floodwaters still exist across the region despite the easing conditions.
 
“Today alone we have responded to two further flood rescues in the Wide Bay Burnett region on the back of several flood rescues yesterday,” he said.
 
“Emergency services have entered dangerous situations created by conscious decisions made by motorists to drive through water.
 
“Experience has shown that you should not rely on your car or own driving abilities. The safest and bravest option is to stop and not drive through floodwaters.
 
“If it’s flooded – forget it.”
 
Know your weather. Know your risk. by checking warnings at Bureau of Meteorology.
 
Check road closures at Qld Traffic or your local Council.