Cars had to excercise caution driving through the intersection of Dean and Rodboro Streets as heavy rain caused flash flooding in the area. Photo Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin.
Cars had to excercise caution driving through the intersection of Dean and Rodboro Streets as heavy rain caused flash flooding in the area. Photo Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin. Chris Ison

Flash flood warning for southern parts of CQ

10am: A very isolated, slow moving band of heavy rain has affected Emu Park in the Capricornia District over the past six hours and currently persists through the area.

Locations which may be affected include Emu Park, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Gympie, Bundaberg, Kingaroy, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, the Sunshine Coast and adjacent hinterland areas, Brisbane, Ipswich, the Lockyer Valley, Esk and the Cunningham Range.

The next warning is due to be issued by 4:20 pm.

4.10am: Areas of heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected to develop in the Southeast Coast, Wide Bay and Burnett and far southern parts of the Capricornia districts today.

 The Bureau of Meteorology says 24 hour totals of between 100 to 200mm are likely, with locally heavier totals in excess of 200mm possible particularly near the coast and about adjacent inland areas.

Periods of more intense rain may deliver totals of up to 100mm over a shorter duration of up to 6 hours.

Locations which may be affected include Gladstone, Gympie, Bundaberg, Kingaroy, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island, the Sunshine Coast and adjacent hinterland areas, Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast and adjacent hinterland areas.

Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should:
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 10:10 am.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219.

The Bureau and Emergency Management Queensland would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
 



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