Emergency staff on stand-by to be stationed at Granville
EMERGENCY services personnel are preparing to be stationed in Granville in the event of its isolation during the next two days.
The Fraser Coast is expected to receive up to 400mm of rain in the next 24-48 hours, possibly cutting off outlying communities from important emergency services.
Fraser Coast Mayor Gerard O'Connell said the decision was made after reflecting on Granville's flood history.
"We know the Granville bridge can be taken out and the people there can get isolated," Cr O'Connell said.
"So we have the Queensland police, firies, power and ambulance workers on stand-by if needed."
Granville isn't the only community the council is worried about.
"We're watching Howard, Torbanlea, Pacific Haven, Toogoom and Bauple for now," Cr O'Connell said.
"Our concerns are based on how these areas have been affected by flooding and storms in the past."
Cr O'Connell said the services put together a portable emergency station to take with them to isolated communities.
"We have a shipping container full of emergency service equipment," he said.
"It will go with the EMS if they are sent to Granville or other isolated places around the coast."
Berea of Meteorology Queensland regional director Rob Webb said some areas might receive flooding above the major levels.
"So far we have been forecasting minor flood levels but in some areas the floods may go above the major levels," Mr Webb said.
"But it really depends on where the rain falls however we encourage everyone in the path of the cyclone to be prepared."
Councillor James Hansen believed his division would flood.
"One hundred millimetres of rain is enough to flood some parts out here," he said.
"So if we're going to get over 300mm, it's not going to be good."