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Monday, January 16, 2012

Local residents urged to take care during King Tide

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor, Allan Sutherland is urging local residents and visitors to take care during this month’s king tide event.  

A king tide is expected to impact the Queensland coast between 19 and 23 January 2012. 

Coastal areas within the Moreton Bay Region may experience some localised inundation and erosion associated with the high tide. 

Mayor Sutherland said people should make themselves aware of the impacts associated with a king tide.  

“Some of the biggest tides of the year are expected. A two and a half metre tide level is predicted which is approximately as high as the tides experienced at Christmas,” the Mayor said. 

“Local residents are urged to secure their house and property, remove any tinnies, boats, kayaks and any other items away from the water during the event.” 

The Mayor said council staff would remain on standby during the king tide event, monitoring and responding to erosion or localised inundation. 

“People heading to the beach are urged to heed the advice of surf lifesavers at patrolled beaches within the region," Mayor Sutherland said.