Over 1,200 Homes And Businesses In Corinda Still Without Power

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Record-breaking rainfall and massive flooding have left thousands of residents without power, including households and businesses in several streets across Corinda.

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As of 7:00 a.m. of 1 March 2022, around 1,212 residential areas and commercial establishments in Corinda are suffering from power outages because of the flood. Brisbane City had the highest number of outages in South East Queensland after the flooding, with over 28,900 customers affected according to Energex

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Following the torrential rain that caused Brisbane River to burst its banks, many streets have been flooded, including Pratten St, Cliveden Ave, Deniven St, Richmond St, and Oxley Tce in  Corinda.

Businesses, including Coles, located on the corner of Oxley Rd and Clewley St, have also closed due to power outages, leaving some residents worried where to buy their much-needed supplies.

“This is going to be a marathon, not a sprint, ” stated Energex, describing the situation most of South East Queensland is facing as the flooding disaster grinds on.

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“There’s no prospect of us being able to restore power to thousands of people until the waters recede and we can assess, clean, and repair electrical equipment across the area,” Energex shared in a social media post.

The company, which distributes power to 1.5 million homes and businesses in South East Queensland, has also provided safety tips to residents including what to and what not to do during and after power outages.

Energex has already assigned hundreds of staff out in the field todayans assured they will be working around the clock to repair and restore the network wherever and whenever they can. 

“We know it’s frustrating not knowing when your power will be back on, but until the water drops, we can’t see what we’re dealing with. As soon as that happens, we’ll be able to give people a better idea of timeframes, which we will update in,” Energex posted.

As per Energex’s website, the next update for their customers in Corinda will be on 4 March 2022, 7:00 p.m. You can follow Energex’s official Facebook page for updates. If you’re affected, you’ll be able to see the outage and restoration time on Outage Finder.