Up to 46 people evacuated at Biloela overnight
8AM: EMERGENCY services evacuated up to 46 people at Biloela overnight as flooding worsened in the area.
The evacuations took place after the Banana Regional Shire Council issued an alert at 10pm Saturday urging people located in the low-lying areas of Biloela to evacuate to higher ground or to the Biloela Civic Centre.
Residents were asked to take bedding and essential supplies.
For further information contact the Banana Regional Shire Council on 4992 9500, listen to your local radio or log on to www.disaster.qld.gov.au. Only call triple zero (000) if you or your property is in danger or if someone is injured.
It was anothe extremely busy night for emergency services with severe weather continuing to impact central and south east Queensland.
The State Emergency Service (SES) received more than 800 requests for assistance in the 24 hours to 5am Sunday.
More than half of these jobs were concentrated on the north coast area, which stretches from Bundaberg to the Sunshine Coast and inland
. Central Queensland was also a focal point for SES response, with more than 160 jobs actioned
. There were more than 55 jobs in the Brisbane area and more than 75 in the south east.
The most common jobs have been for leaking roofs, roof damage and sandbagging.
Swift water rescue technicians are currently in the water working to retrieve two people from Widgee Creek at Gympie Woolooga Rd, Widgee. Firefighters were called to the job around 4am this morning.
Up to 46 people were successfully evacuated by SES and QFRS at Biloela overnight.
A number of other swift water and flood boat rescues occurred overnight.
Emergency Alerts were issued overnight for Moreton Bay, Biloela, Benaraby (Gladstone) and Winfield (north of Bundaberg).
Emergency services are urging residents to take care with heavy rainfall expected to continue across Queensland.