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Clermont clean up follows stormy conditions

Council crews have been deployed around Clermont today to clean up debris following last night’s storm.

Almost 50mm of rain was recorded by the Bureau of Meteorology at Clermont Airport in the 24 hours to 9am this morning, with more than 30mm falling in just over an hour after 7pm last night, accompanied by wind gusts in excess of 50km/h.

Mayor Anne Baker said the storm had resulted in a large amount of debris, particularly fallen trees, in the Clermont area.

“A rotunda in Centenary Park at Hoods Lagoon sustained significant damage after being struck by a falling tree,” Mayor Baker said.

“The area around the rotunda has been cordoned off for the safety of the public until the structure is repaired.

“Isaac Region SES reports there were no calls for assistance overnight, however, residents requiring help with storm damage to their property should contact the SES on 132 500.”

Mayor Baker is encouraging members of the community to report tree falls and storm debris on public lands and roads to Council on 1300 ISAACS (1300 47 22 27) to assist with the clean-up process.

For further information contact:
Isaac Regional Council Manager - Brand, Media and Communications  0437 297 839

5 January 2018