Flood fears on rise

LOCAL weather watchers are warning the second flood in as many months could be on the way for the Warwick region.

With the Bureau of Meteorology predicting rainfall of between 100mm and 200mm in the next 24 hours for many parts of coastal and inland southern Queensland, Killarney is already soaked once again.

An inch of rain has fallen at The Head - the source of the Condamine River system - overnight, leaving the owners of bed and breakfast Oaklea Cottages questioning if another flood is on the way.

Neil Peterson said over the past week they had had six inches of rain.

"The creek is coming up," he said.

"It is about half-way full - the highest I have seen it since the last flood.

"It is going to keep coming up unless the rain eases."

Mr Peterson said the rain had not been overly heavy, just constant.

"I think there is more coming our way," he said.

"But hopefully not, "I don't want to see another flood."

Flood warnings have not been issued for the Southern Downs area at this stage.

Southern Downs Mayor Peter Blundell said the council was keeping an eye on the situation.

 

Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should:

  • Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
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  • For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500


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