Flood warnings remain in place in south-east Queensland as weather system moves north

Floodwaters are persevering with to rise in some south-east Queensland communities within the second devastating climate occasion for the state this 12 months.

Residents in Gympie are getting ready for the worst of the flooding occasion immediately whereas Laidley and Warwick are starting to scrub up after water swept by way of the cities yesterday.

A number of warnings stay in place this morning for Cressbrook Creek, the Scenic Rim and Gympie.

Floodwaters in Queensland
Floodwaters cowl the city of Warwick. (9News)
Waves could be seen forming in floodwaters in Warwick. (Prime Two Bikes Warwick)

The dam at Cressbrook Creek within the Somerset area is one-and-a-half metres above the spillway and there could also be a rise within the ranges within the coming hours.

Residents within the area are warned they might have to evacuate within the coming hours.

Laidley River and the Mary River are anticipated to achieve the key flood ranges this morning.

The Mary River is anticipated to peak at 15 metres.

Major roads pressured to shut as floodwaters submerge the city. (Prime Two Bikes Warwick)

Queensland Fireplace and Emergency Service coordinator James Haig stated the state has seen much less rain this morning however warnings stay to remain “vigilant and alert”.

He stated there have been 14 flood rescues in a single day.

“We had over 120 calls for assistance to the SES from sort of Brisbane north, largely, but across the whole of the south-east really,” he stated. 

Gympie stays on alert for floodwaters. (9)
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The climate occasion is now shifting north with the Sunshine Coast subsequent within the firing line.

The Bureau of Meteorology stated communities within the Sunshine Coast hinterland ought to be ready for intense rainfall as two “atmospheric rivers” above dump rain acros

The state’s premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stated yesterday the extreme rainfall the state is at present experiencing isn’t as heavy because the earlier flooding occasion in February, which triggered a number of deaths and the destruction of houses.

“This rainfall is actually more sporadic, and not as heavy,” Palaszczuk stated.

“But we are still seeing some cases of flooding, and the river rising in particular areas.

“We’re asking individuals the place doable, should you do not must be out on the roads, please do not journey until you completely should.”

Floodwaters quickly rose in the Queensland town of Laidley. (Nine)
Residents have sandbagged their businesses to protect them from flooding. (Nine)
All flood warnings could be considered right here.

Residents are urged to comply with the recommendation and emergency alerts of their native councils and maintain updated with BoM updates.

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