Louise Bridle-Shaw sent us this photo of Rosedale. Photo Contributed
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Bundy could be in for a wet weekend

WITH summer approaching, the wild weather that hit Bundaberg on Sunday could be repeated.

The Bureau of Meteorology reported that 49mm of rain fell during the storm.

But bureau meteorologist Chris Joseph said there was not necessarily a storm season.

"Storms can be any time of year," he said.

"In summer we always have storms from spring onwards."

Mr Joseph said over the next few days the situation should stabilise.

But towards the end of the week there could be more rain.

Mr Joseph said the storm was due to an upper trough system.

However, the trough was expected to move away from the coast.

This should make things stay quiet until the end of the week.

But there could be 'the odd shower" from today.

Meanwhile, the State Emergency Service (SES) is advising residents in the Wide Bay-Burnett to prepare their families and homes for storms and floods.

SES North Coast regional manager Merrick Ilett said the region understood the risks of severe weather, with the area having experienced significant flooding in recent years.

"It's important that households do what they can to minimise their risk, as storms can strike at any time of day and floods can rise over days or in minutes in a flash flood," Mr Ilett said.

He said there were a number of simple things residents could do to reduce the impact of storms on their homes, like clearing backyards and gutters, and checking roofs.

"For tiled roofs, ensure there are no damaged, cracked or lifting tiles. For tin roofs, check for lifted or rusted nails or sheets of loose tin that might leak or lift off in strong winds," he said

Mr Ilett said all households should have an emergency kit and residents should make sure all family members knew their emergency plan.

"An emergency kit contains essential items that you and other household members may need during and after a severe weather event.

"It should be able to sustain you and your family for at least three days," Mr Ilett said.



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