Heavy rain in Brisbane, Queensland causes flash floods; more in offing

February 23, 2018 4:58 PM |

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Parts of Southeast and North Queensland witnessed more than 100 mm of rains with more heavy showers predicted to lash the region in the next 24 hours. Mt. Tamborine saw a whopping 145 mm of rain in the last six hours and forecasters predict that the region can witness over a 300 mm of rains, more than their monthly average over today and tomorrow.

Flatstone Creek also recorded above 100 mm of rains during the similar time frame. Brisbane in the last 48 hours saw the rainfall amounting to 83.6 mm followed by Ipswich with 80 mm. Mt Gravatt also recorded an exceptionally high rainfall with 112 mm overnight. Nambour on the Sunshine Coast witnessed 96 mm of rains.

These heavy spells of rains along with strong destructive winds led to the closure of major roads, schools and childcare centers.

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Moreover, a severe weather warning for heavy rains and destructive winds has also been issued by the Meteorology Department for parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Capricornia, Wide Bay and Burnett, Maranoa, and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt.

South Brisbane and Gold Coast are likely to get most of the rains.

Gold Creek Dam is also spilling, thereby leading to outflows. Six people who were caught by the flash flooding on the Sunshine and Fraser Coasts have been rescued. Another two people were freed from the floodwaters in Maleny.

The quantity of rainfall expected across the Southeast tomorrow would be slightly lesser than today but would remain relentless. Moreover, conditions are not expected to ease out before Sunday morning, making the day wettest day of the month, even rainier than 2016.

Drivers and motorists are also advised to stay cautious while driving on wet roads.

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