HARD RAIN- Shelly Reid walks by the river rain, hail or shine but today she rues the crazy weather that prevents her from visiting her grandson who was born today. Photo: Robyne Cuerel / Fraser Coast Chronicle
HARD RAIN- Shelly Reid walks by the river rain, hail or shine but today she rues the crazy weather that prevents her from visiting her grandson who was born today. Photo: Robyne Cuerel / Fraser Coast Chronicle Robyne Cuerel

All eyes on the sky with soil saturated

EDITORIAL: Here we go again.

Everybody is looking anxiously to the heavens for a sign that the weather is breaking.

The quantity of rain that caused recent flooding is not expected to be generated by the low pressure cell squatting over of the Fraser Coast.

What is causing concern is how saturated the soil is.

It won't take as much rain this time to generate the run-off into the waterways that will swell key rivers.

The soils are already soaking.

Council moved quickly to remove the rails from the Lamington Bridge yesterday.

Storms caught those responsible for this measure napping last time and they didn't get the rails off before the river rose.

It is only a small thing, but it indicates that there is an organised response.

People know their jobs when it comes to preparing for weather events. They are on their toes.

Everything is still top of mind when it comes to flood mitigation.

You have got to feel for those hit by the floods last time as they steel themselves for what today might bring.

Many of them are still in repair and restore mode at home or in business.

Confronting the prospect of another invasion by floodwaters must be galling.

The only ones who were happy yesterday about the rising waters were some Granville students of a Maryborough school.

They were told that home time had come early so as to allow their parents to get them safely home before access was cut.

Fingers crossed.

For the latest information keep tracking events on our website.

You will find all the latest information about the floods, road closures and official responses going up in real time.



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