Jacob Tattam was decked out in boots and a hoodie to brave Killarney’s wet weather at the weekend.
Jacob Tattam was decked out in boots and a hoodie to brave Killarney’s wet weather at the weekend. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Possibility of flooding arises again

THE creeks are flowing, the ground is soaked and if storm-chaser Terry West is on the money, the region could be in for some localised flooding over coming days.

Mr West, who predicted the Australia Day floods four days before they arrived, said he believed the Killarney area could cop up to 150mm of rain between now and Wednesday.

"I would say Tuesday is going to be our problem day and my educated guess is Killarney could get between 100 and 150mm and Warwick 70-80mm over (the next) four days.

"If we do get storms (in Warwick) we could see falls of 50-60mm in an hour and then you are going to see flash flooding," he said.

"I don't think the Madsen Bridge will go under but maybe some of the low-lying places will be affected.

"I think that will continue until at least Wednesday."

Mr West has spoken out about people being proactive in flood preparations following the last floods and reiterated his thoughts yesterday.

He urged people to seek out their own information about what was ahead, rather than waiting for somebody to knock on their door warning a flood was imminent.

"I find people are listening more and are accepting there is a fair chance it will flood again," he said.

"I am hoping people will be more proactive this time and I really think they are doing that.

"I would just advise people to keep an eye on whatever water system is near you - whether it is a creek or river, see how much it is rising and keep an ear out for what the rainfalls are up around Killarney."

Some Killarney residents reported receiving more than 50mm of rain overnight on Friday.

Large pools of water covered the already saturated grounds and the creeks were gushing.

Weatherzone predicts Warwick and Killarney could each receive up to 70mm of rain between now and Thursday.

Each day between now and then is expected to be wet and there is not much sunshine in sight.

The hottest day this week is likely to be Thursday at 27 degrees, with the other days a couple of degrees lower.

 

Wet days ahead

  • Weatherzone predicts today and tomorrow are likely to be the wettest days of the week, with up to 20mm each day.
  • Wednesday and Thursday could see a combined 30mm for the two days.


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