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Yaamba records 343mm in past 24 hours, Rockhampton 156mm

Boat sinks in Fitzroy River this morning
Boat sinks in Fitzroy River this morning Frazer Pearce

5.10pm: YAAMBA has recorded 343mm in the past 24 hours, according to the Bureau of Meteorology website.

The website shows a flood warning for the Fitzroy River and a second cyclone that has formed off the Queensland coast.

Rockhampton has recorded 156mm in the past 24 hours, South Yaamba 293mm, Samuel Hill 135mm and Yeppoon 91mm.

The BOM issued the following advise at 4pm today for flooding:

Further moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to affect coastal areas between Mackay and Gladstone during Saturday with rainfall totals of 50 - 100mm possible.

The areas of heaviest rainfall are likely to move northward during Saturday and into Sunday.

Catchments that may be affected include the Pioneer, lower Fitzroy, Calliope and Boyne. Rises above the minor flood level are possible in the areas of heaviest rainfall.

A separate flood warning remains current for the Connors and Isaac Rivers.

Here is another video by a reader showing the storm action at Rosslyn Bay Harbour.

3.30pm: LIVINGSTONE Shire's local disaster management group met this afternoon and will continue to monitor the situation over the coming days.

Debris and erosion to Great Keppel Island and coastal beaches is expected to worsen and all beach accesses remain closed.

Anzac Parade (south of the Sailing Club) and Merv Anderson Park will close tomorrow from 9am until approximately 12 noon.

Byfield, Marlborough and Cawarral waste transfer stations are closed due to flooding.

12.35pm: FURTHER moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast to affect coastal areas between Mackay and Gladstone during Saturday with rainfall totals of 50 - 150 mm possible.

The areas of highest rainfall are likely to move northward during Saturday and into Sunday.

Catchments that may be affected include the Pioneer, lower Fitzroy, Calliope and Boyne. Rises above the minor flood level are possible in the areas of heaviest rainfall.

A separate flood warning remains current for the Connors and Isaac Rivers.

HERE is the latest list of road closures in the region.

Updated road closures

  • Emu Park / Sleipner Rd intersection - now open
  • Barmaryee Rd  - closed
  • Farnborough Rd pedestrian path  - closed due to damage
  • Dairy Inn Rd at Iron Pot - closed
  • Coorooman Creek Rd, Cawarral - closed
  • Artillery Rd, Iron Pot - closed
  • Waterpark Creed Rd, Byfield - closed at crossing
  • Byfield Rd floodway past school - closed

There is water over the road, travel with extreme caution at:

  • Dairy Inn Rd, Iron Pot
  • Artillery Rd, Iron Pot
  • Byfield Rd, Maryvale
  • Bondoola Rd, Bondoola
  • Racecourse Rd, Barmaryee
  • Greenlake Rd, Rockyview
  • Emu Park Rd, west of Tuckers Rd intersection
  • Taranganba Rd floodway
  • Tanby Rd
  • Coorooman Creek Rd at the school, Cawarral
  • Woodbury Rd, Bungandarra

Check out these reader submitted pictures of the wild weather.

9.55am: ALMOST 300 mm of rain has fallen at Yaamba since 9am yesterday with further falls expected during today.

Rockhampton received 154.6mm.

Moderate flood levels are expected along the Connors River at Pink Lagoon today and at Yatton on the Isaac River tomorrow.

Local rainfall overnight has led to river rises along the lower Fitzroy River to Rockhampton, but river levels will remain below minor flood levels.

The rain will begin to ease tomorrow to isolated showers with some thunderstorms in the northern parts of Capricornia.

Winds to 20-30km/h are expected with the maximum temperature in the mid to high 20s.

Partly cloudy with isolated showers and maximum temperatures around 30 degress through until Tuesday evening.

Remember: If it's flooded, forget it.

For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500

For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately

Current emergency information is available at www.disaster.qld.gov.au

Here is a video The Bulletin chief photographer Chris Ison took yesterday down on the Capricorn Coast

4 am: Heavy rainfall around 50-110mm has been recorded across the Capricornia coastal areas since 9am Friday, with the heaviest rainfall total recorded at South Yaamba 265mm.

The very heavy rainfall has caused river rises along the lower reaches of the Fitzroy River downstream from The Gap through to Rockhampton (144mm), and in the Waterpark Creek area.

The rainfall has eased during Saturday morning, and the severe weather warning has been cancelled. Moderate rainfall continues to be recorded across the lower Fitzroy River, and the Don and Dee River catchments.

Connors-Isaac Rivers:

River levels rises and moderate flooding is expected downstream along the Connors River between Pink Lagoon and Yatton during the weekend. Minor flood levels are expected at Yatton during Saturday evening, with further rises to the moderate flood level possible during Sunday.

Don River:

River level rises are still possible as the moderate rainfall continues across the Don and Dee River catchments during Saturday morning. Minor flooding is possible, but dependent on further heavy rainfall.

Fitzroy River:

River rises are occurring along the lower Fitzroy River from local runoff overnight Friday and during Saturday morning. Higher levels and minor flooding is possible, but dependent on further heavy rainfall.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

Yatton: Minor flood levels developing Saturday night with further rises and moderate flood levels possible.

Yaamba: River rises are expected to remain below minor (9.0 metres) during Saturday morning. Higher levels and minor flooding is possible with further heavy rainfall.

Rockhampton: River rises are expected to remain below minor (7.0 metres).

Remember: If it's flooded, forget it.

For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500

For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately

Current emergency information is available at www.disaster.qld.gov.au
9pm:

9pm: More than 100mm of rain has been dumped in Rockhampton in the past 12 hours.

Heavy rain and strong winds are lashing the city after it recorded 73mm in the 24 hours to 9am Friday morning making it more than 170mm of rain in 36 hours.

 Falls of between 100m and 200mm have also been recorded in the upper Connors River catchment which is part of the Fitzroy River system.

Moderate flood levels are expected in the Connors River over the weekend.

3.50pm: HERE are some more road closures in the region:

  • Stack St, Koongal
  • Farm St (river end), Kawana
  • York St, Kawana
  • Pilkington St, Koongal

3.45pm: Here is another video taken by a reader.

This video shows the storm/tide action at the park next to Ross Creek, Yeppoon.

3.30pm: A LIST of road closures for the Livingstone Shire has been issued.

  • Waterpark Creek Road, Byfield, closed at Waterpark Creek crossing
  • Dairy Inn Rd, Mt Chalmers, closed at Mount Chalmers end
  • Old Byfield Rd, Mulara, closed
  • Whites Road, Bondoola, close
  • Charles St, Yeppoon, closed - tide related
  • Whitman St, Yeppoon, closed- tide related
  • Anzac Pde from Sailing Club to south LSC Office, Yeppoon, Closed - tide related
  • Hinz Avenue Boat Ramp, Farnborough, closed -damaged
  • Hedlow Creek Lake Mary Road, Sandringham, closed
  • Hedlow Creek Artillery Rd, Ironpot, closed

 

2.50pm: A PORTION of Farnborough Road around the Bluff area has been closed due to extreme tidal surges and strong wind gusts sending waves across the road.

Livingstone Shire Council has put the area on alert and has advised people to avoid going out into the extreme weather conditions.

Gail force winds have shifted debris and bitumen has been reported to have lifted along Farnborough Road walkways.

Waves being pushed by the strong winds are throwing chunks of pumicestone, pebbles and other projectiles along the foreshore.

 A PORTION of Farnborough Road around the Bluff area has been closed due to extreme tidal surges and strong wind gusts sending waves across the road.
A PORTION of Farnborough Road around the Bluff area has been closed due to extreme tidal surges and strong wind gusts sending waves across the road.

One cabin has already been washed away and Mr Appleton doubts the houses seen in this video will last the day.

2.20PM: A READER has supplied a video she took of the wild weather impacting Emu Park this week.

The video has been shared on social media by QEFS and she has been attacked by other people on social media, saying she put lives at risk.

The reader said she did nothing wrong.

"No road closure signs were up. No laws were broken," she said.

"I  was on my way home from taking my daughter to school and seen it all so I took a clip!

"There is no way I would ever put anyone's life at risk for a stupid 26 sec video clip."

10.40am: HERE is an audio file of an interview with Wayne Hepple, QFES Regional Director for Central Queensland talking about the current impact of Ex-TC Dylan.

9.25am: WILD weather has caused problems to power supplies across Central Queensland.

Ergon Energy Corporate Communications Manager Bob Pleash said 2500 customers across CQ had been impacted.

"It has been pretty wide spread in terms of the impact and the damage," Mr Pleash said this morning.

"Around the Capricorn Coast, Lammermoor Beach, Mulambin Beach through the Taranganba area to the Causeway, around 1900 customers were without power last night. This has been reduced down to 460.

"The power loss was due to a gum tree falling across high voltage equipment."

In Rockhampton, about 30 individual service lines need re-erecting after the high winds caused trees and branches to come crashing down on them.

In the Central Highlands, power was down to about 1100 customers.  Work has been done to restore power in the area and there are now about 800 without power on the Gemfields feeder.

Ergon crews have worked throughout the night addressing problems.

Mr Pleash said the plan was to have the majority of remaining impacted customers online by this evening.

However, this would be dependent on accessibility and further rainfall.

8.15am: REPORTS of fallen trees are also coming in.

It is believed there was a tree across the road near Cawarral State School.

7.25am: RESIDENTS across the region have reported power outages overnight and traffic lights out of action.

Via The Bulletin and the Capricorn Coast Mirror Facebook pages, the residents have provided the region with information throughout the night.

The Bulletin asked residents to do so about 10.30pm last night after seeing reports on social media of power outages on the Capricorn Coast.

Here is what readers reported:

 

On the Capricorn Coast Mirror Facebook page:

Peter N Francesca Molen Jan 30, 10:30pm - Yeppoon lammeroor to mulubin is out... ergon is trying to fix

Bel Lindel Jan 30, 10:37pm - Taranganba is out

Julieann Cubit Jan 30, 10:38pm - Taroomball is out

Angela Harvey-Hill Jan 30, 10:44pm - Kinka beach area is out

Sue Loughlin 2:00am - im in yeppoon and still have electricity

On The Bulletin Facebook page:

Natalie Sly Jan 30, 10:29pm - No power at Kinka Beach n surrounding areas

Heather Paterson Jan 30, 10:32pm - Out in cedar park area

Karen Horton Jan 30, 10:33pm - No power at causeway..

Rachel Elizabeth Jan 30, 10:34pm - Temporary fence at the Parkhurst shopping complex was knocked over and on the road before. Police have since moved it from the roadway

Kellie Leigh Carey Jan 30, 10:35pm - Keppel sands is fine lol blowy n the beach is trashed but other then that fine :)

Faz N Lani Jan 30, 10:36pm - We are fine here in central Yeppoon

Tanya Gibson Jan 30, 10:38pm - Out in Taroomball.

Joanna Palmer Jan 30, 10:39pm - No power in lammermoore streetlights are out too very dark.

Kerry Anne Crew Jan 30, 10:45pm - no power outage yet in Emu Parks most frequently glitching street :)

Emily Alexander Jan 30, 10:45pm - Power on in emu park

Alicia Butler Jan 30, 10:52pm - Power went out this morning in west Rockhampton but not for long

Julie Real Jan 30, 10:53pm - The lights on the Bruce Hwy, Moore's Creek Rd were out earlier. Heard from a friend's post at about 2100. Orange lights flashing.

Rachel Elizabeth Jan 30, 10:54pm - A transformer has blown taking out power to approx 1900 properties in the coastal areas. This would be the cause of the power outage. Make sure you have candles and torches and blow the candles out!!

Judy Watson Jan 30, 11:02pm - No power at Rosslyn.

Jo Edwards Jan 30, 11:19pm - my whole street is out !! the 'fix it' guys told me they dont know when it will be back on and the cause wad because of multiple fires on the lines.. :/ finges crossed my food doesnt go off. going on 5 hrs now..

Jo Edwards Jan 30, 11:20pm - im in rocky.. new bridge lights on southside and taget lights were flashing too..

Cheryl Cooper Jan 30, 11:55pm - No power in Ogmore from about 1.30 till 9 pm

Vincent Barnao 12:48am - Power back on in Mulambin Queensland off from 9.50pm and on now at 12.40am.

Kel Tidswell 2:20am - Everything fine in Allenstown but it's wild out there right now. Pouring rain and crazy winds.

Matt Ireland 2:35am - No power in Lammermoor

 

Here is a video photographer Allan Reinnika took yesterday of a power pole down:

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