Brisbane sees wettest May day since 1840

On Friday May 1st, Brisbane experienced it's wettest May day since 1840 and the wettest day of any month in more than 25 years.

It follows months of higher than normal rainfall, starting with a very wet January.

According to Bureau of Meteorology records, January's rainfall was 100% higher than the long-term median and February was around 75% higher than the median rainfall.

A Mercedes gets a little wet on Fursden Road

A Mercedes gets a little wet on Fursden Road

Every month of 2015 has seen Brisbane recieve a much higher average rainfall that usual.

This is causing a signigicant increase in the number of residents in low-lying areas of the city seeing flooding impacts.

In the most recent deluge, residents in Fursden Road, Billan Street, Gray Street and Wood Avenue were impacted so heavily, the state government declared the area disaster affected.

Residents in low lying parts of Tingalpa, at Boundary Streey and Wynnum Road were also affected, along with parts of Hemmanyt, including Fleming and Ragnor Roads.

Council has made assistance available to these residents by way of dump vouchers and kerbside collections.

Additional works the clean up streets and parks after the flood events is undertaken as neccessary.

Residents on Boundary Street, Tingalpa were hit particularly hard.

Residents on Boundary Street, Tingalpa were hit particularly hard.

Unfortunately many residents have lost a significant amount of home contents and are still in the process of filing claims with insurers. If this is you, please ensure you document everything and don't throw items out until you have done so.

If you require assistance with waste removal from your property, please visit my office in Cannon Hill to obtain additional waste vouchers, or to chat about other options available for you.

You can also call Council's 24/7 Contact Centre on (07) 3403 8888 for further information.

If you would like to view a flood report for your property, you can do so via Council's website here.