By Kerrin Binnie
A rural fire brigade officer will testify at the Queensland flood inquiry that all levels of government failed to prepare his community for the January disaster.
Graham Peall is the chairman of the Rural Fire Brigade at Wivenhoe Pocket, west of Brisbane.
The community is a few kilometres below the dam wall.
He is due to give evidence at the floods Commission of Inquiry this week.
In his written submission, Mr Peall details the community preparations in the lead-up to the flood.
He says the brigade did not receive any help from federal, state or local governments to prepare so the community had no choice but to "go it alone".
Mr Peall says there was also inadequate information provided about road closures, evacuation points and food and medical supplies.
He says after the flood the community was also left to do the clean-up.
Mr Peall says the recovery process from all levels of government was not sufficient in the area.
The inquiry will also hear evidence from the Moreton Bay and Somerset regional councils.
Anthony Martini, from the Moreton Bay Regional Council, is due to give evidence.
In his written submission, Mr Martini says providing regular information on evacuation procedures is an area for improvement.
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