Cars underwater, towns submerged in rain-ageddon

 

PARTS of the southeast Queensland have been hammered by significant rainfalls of more than 200mm, causing widespread flooding that has submerged cars and caused transport chaos across the region.

Slow-moving storms moved in across the southeast corner overnight, with the Sunshine Coast one of the worst hit areas. At 4:20am the Sunshine Coast Airport had received 231mm, Woombye 209mm and Nambour 200mm since 9am Wednesday.

Also in the region, Yandina received 100mm, while Doonan Creek has got 165mm and Tewantin 155mm.

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Earlier storm warnings have now been cancelled but a flood watch remains in place for southeast catchments between Bundaberg and the NSW border, with the Burnett River,

Burrum and Cherwell Rivers, Mary River, Noosa River, Sunshine Coast Rivers and Creeks,

Pine and Caboolture Rivers, Upper Brisbane River, Lower Brisbane River, Logan and Albert Rivers, Gold Coast Rivers and Creeks all likely to be impacted.

Localised flash flooding was affecting the Gateway Motorway at various locations overnight including Belmont in Brisbane's southeast after parts of the city received more than 100mm.

Several other roads across Brisbane have also been impacted by flooding, including Mount Gravatt-Capalaba Rd, between Tilley Rd and Moreton Bay Rd and Gap Creek Rd in Kenmore Hills and Gympie Rd, northbound at Carseldine.

Flash-flooding yesterday caused havoc for several centres, including Nambour where cars were inundated by flood waters.

Cars underwater at Nambour Plaza this afternoon. Picture: Jonny DuncanCars underwater at Nambour Plaza this afternoon. Picture: Jonny Duncan

Overnight, a carpark complex in Coolum was also flooded, leaving locals unable to get their cars out this morning, while neighbours had flash-flooding impact their homes.

Cars were trapped in this Coolum apartment complex car park after it was flooded. Image: Today, Channel 9Cars were trapped in this Coolum apartment complex car park after it was flooded. Image: Today, Channel 9 Coolum residents survey flooding which impacted their homes. Picture: Today, Channel 9Coolum residents survey flooding which impacted their homes. Picture: Today, Channel 9

An emergency alert remains in place for the Western Downs with the Jandowae Creek and Jimbour Plain expected to peak causing major flooding during the night.

QFES warned residents properties are likely to experience flooding.

Several flood warnings remain in place across the state including a major flood warning for the Condamine River and Charleys Creek, and Georgina River.

The Bureau of Meteorology says major flood levels are possible along the Condamine River at Chinchilla Weir and Charleys Creek later in the week.

Jandowae on Darling Downs. Picture: Glen LittleJandowae on Darling Downs. Picture: Glen Little Thu 06:10 EST

RAINFALL TOTALS (SINCE 9AM)

BRISBANE AREA

Calamvale 34mm

Salisbury 51mm

Archerfield 34mm

Inala 41mm

Corinda 37mm

Rochedale 60mm

Mt Gravatt 59mm

Holland Park West 53mm

East Brisbane 43mm

Eight Mile Plains 43mm

Wishart 56mm

Mansfield 61mm

Chandler 82mm

Bulimba 58mm

Carindale 63mm

Camp Hill 54mm

Hemmant 81mm

Lytton 107mm

Ransome 88mm

Manly 94mm

Wynnum 88mm

Pullenvale 38mm

Kenmore Hills 38mm

Toowong 44mm

Rosalie 50mm

Enoggera Dam 65mm

Mt Coot-Tha 69mm

Ithaca Creek 53mm

Alderley 67mm

Bowen Hills 58mm

Brighton 104mm

Upper Kedron 53mm

Mitchelton 57mm

Toombul 78mm

Hendra 76mm

Brisbane Airport 108mm

Luggage Point 132mm

Frank Sleeman Park 108mm

Geebung AL 94mm

Everton Hills 62mm

Aspley Reservoir 80mm

Deagon 107mm

Bracken Ridge 90mm

IPSWICH AREA

Redbank Plains 21mm

Bundamba 25mm

Ebbw Vale

Six Mile Creek 26mm

Collingwood Park 26mm

Springfield Lakes 19 mm

Carole Park 29

Wacol 31

LOGAN AREA

Greenbank 23mm

Forestdale 31mm

SUNSHINE COAST

Ewen Maddock Dam 229

Sippy Downs 128mm

Sunshine Coast Airport - 232mm

Tanawha 161mm

Pelican Waters 137mm

Upper Bells Creek 177mm

Landsborough 179mm

Glasshouse Mountains 88mm

Eerwah Vale 111mm

Poona Dam 142mm

Coolum 216mm

Nambour 200mm

Palmwoods 195mm

Eudlo 168mm

Maroochydore 140mm

Picnic Point 122mm

Double Is Pt 25mm

Mt Bilewilam 93mm

Mount Elliot 111mm

Boreen Point 87mm

Lake Cooroibah 132mm

Mount Tinbeerwah 157mm

Tewantin AWS 150mm

Tewantin AL 155mm

GOLD COAST AREA

Upper Springbrook 131mm

Springbrook 119mm

Little Nerang Dam 96mm

Tallai 68mm

Numinbah Valley 80mm

Hinze Dam 75mm

Clearview 83mm

Carrara AL 108mm

Mt Nimmel 96mm

Bonogin 117mm

Worongary Creek 92mm

Neranwood 112mm

Mudgeeraba 126mm

Boobegan Creek 117mm

Evandale 138mm

Biggera Ck Dam 107mm

Loder Ck Dam 121mm

Loder Creek 119mm

Air Sea Rescue 120mm

Gold Cst Seaway 116mm

Burleigh Waters 149mm

Upper Tallebudgera 97mm

Oyster Creek 135mm

Tallebudgera Ck Mouth AL 130mm

Tomewin 150mm

Coolangatta 134mm

Murwillumbah 20mm

Binna Burra 72mm

Illinbah 60mm

Tyungun 51mm

Canungra Army 52mm

Beechmont 60mm

Mt Tamborine 52mm

Oxenford Weir 65mm

Monterey Keys 87mm

Pacific Pines 64mm

Coomera Shores 104mm

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.

* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.

* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.

* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.

* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.



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