King tides to bear down on the south east

Home and vehicle owners who lived or parked in low lying areas across Queensland’s south east have been put on notice by RACQ, amid predictions of above average high tides this week.

Kate Leonard-Jones, 7 News Queensland 

The warning came as the State Government urged residents with ocean or river frontages in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast to prepare themselves for king tides.

RACQ spokesperson Clare Hunter said those living on Brisbane’s bayside and riverside suburbs should avoid parking their vehicles on streets prone to flooding.

“We only have to look back to January’s king tides to see the damage that can occur,” Ms Hunter said.

“At the time we saw water and debris flood roads, and leave cars swamped in areas like Windsor and Fortitude Valley.

“If you live in a low-lying or flood prone area, don’t take any risks, park your vehicles in a safe location.”

Transport and Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the highest winter tides would occur on Friday (13 July), at night, and would reach 1.93m on the Gold Coast and 2.74m at the Brisbane Bar.

Tide information was available from Maritime Safety Queensland.