FLOODED: Police found an abandoned vehicle in floodwaters along the Burnett Highway near Nanango.
FLOODED: Police found an abandoned vehicle in floodwaters along the Burnett Highway near Nanango. Marguerite Cuddihy

Pair missing in Queensland floodwaters found

UPDATE: Frantic searches for a man and woman after a vehicle was found abandoned in floodwaters near Nanango are over.

The couple were found by police this morning.

A QPS spokeswoman said the couple had never been reported missing.

"They are safe," she said.

Their black Ford Falcon had been broken down after being caught in floodwaters near Stock Yard Creek on the Burnett Highway.

"They'd flagged down someone for a lift," she said.

Police made contact with both the man and woman this morning.

Police would like to thank the public for their assistance.  

EARLIER: A couple are feared missing after they were last seen pushing a car through floodwaters in Queensland overnight.

Police are appealing for urgent public assistance after an abandoned car was found submerged in the floodwaters.

A man and woman were spotted by a driver around 8pm last night who saw them pushing a black Ford Falcon in floodwaters on the Burnett Highway near Stock Yard Creek.

The driver reported this to police.

The car was later found abandoned.

It has been reported the car was parked, left unlocked and the keys were taken out of the ignition.

A Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said despite the missing persons alert being sent out, no official report had been made.

"No one has been reported missing," she said.

Police are urging anyone who gave the couple a lift or knows their whereabouts to contact police immediately.

"If anyone know how that vehicle got there let us know," she said.

"Who was the last person with the vehicle?"

Police are urging the public to be cautious around all flooded roads.

"Stay out of them, don't go into flood waters," she said.

"If it's flooded, forget it."

This comes after a number of evening storms and heavy rain across the southeast and Darling Downs.

The biggest overnight falls came in Gregor's Creek, west of Caboolture which had a huge 135mm fall overnight.

The heavy storm that hit the area brought 105mm of that total in just one hour causing major flooding of the Upper Brisbane River.

Luckily, the area was quite large and isolated so no one was believed to be injured in the flooding.

 

 

The area has now been downgraded to minor flooding but a warning is still in place for the Upper Brisbane River.

In Brisbane's south, Greenbank recorded 83mm, Carole Park recorded 78mm and Samford 70mm.

In the Darling Downs Toowoomba had 69mm fall as well as large numbers near Oakey with 78mm.

Bureau of Meteorology's Matthew Bass said we can expect more storms and rainfall as we head into the afternoon.

Flood water inundates a road in Dalby. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)
Flood water inundates a road in Dalby. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

"More showers and thunderstorms are on their way with this trough sitting over at the downs," the Meteorologist said.

The humidity and instability could lead to some more heavy falls and there will be risk of flash flooding today" Mr Bass said.

The current warnings in place are at Upper Brisbane River, lower Flinders River, Georgina River and Eyre Creek, Condamine and Balonne Rivers, Myall Creek, Moonie River, Weir River, Bulloo River, Dawson River, Paroo River, Thomson and Barcoo Rivers and Cooper Creek.



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