Numerous roads around Gladstone remain flooded.
Numerous roads around Gladstone remain flooded. Contributed GLA250113CONT

Heavy rain not an occasion to go sight-seeing, mayor says

STAY at home and keep out of trouble. That's the message as the region faces extreme weather.

Gladstone Regional Mayor Gail Sellers said the rains were not an occasion for sight-seeing.

"I would like people to stay at home, because the roads are very dangerous," Cr Sellers said.

A meeting of the Local Disaster Management Group took place on Friday morning.

The group comprises a full range of organisations that need to swing into action during a disaster, including the council, police, firefighters, SES and others.

Cr Sellers said she was confident in the way all organisations were handling the situation.

"Everything is very much under control," she said.

Cr Sellers said Gladstone residents had experienced rain and water coming into their houses, under their doors and into their windows.

Speaking to ABC News 24, she said there were a lot of potholes appearing on local roads, which would be ongoing over the next few days.

"There's not a lot of damage other than to road infrastructure," she said. "The sewerage and water systems are coping."



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