Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Google search engine
HomeEnvironmentAlert: “Life-threatening” floods for parts of Queensland

Alert: “Life-threatening” floods for parts of Queensland


We are 100% independently owned, free from corporate ownership and control. Help support a free press by donating to us.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued warnings of “Life-threatening” floods to hit parts of Queensland today.

As the state is again battered with wild weather after similar situations in February and March this year, the bureau and authorities fear potentially disastrous conditions unfolding across the state.

Flash flooding and intensely swollen waterways have been reported across many areas as residents receive text-message warnings from their local councils and disaster management groups.

Queensland Police have also posted multiple alerts on social media warning people of the current and unfolding dangers of flooding and reiterating the message to “Back it up,” and that “If it’s flooded, forget it!”

Thousands have already been left stranded as many workers and students are not able to make it back to their homes, with residents in those areas providing much-needed accommodation to those affected.

Entire properties and towns have been cut off from all exit points as surrounding areas flood due to overland flow and overcapacity dam catchments.

A property in the township of Boonah, QLD, is underwater as flood levels continue to rise. Picture: Mitch Williams

Animals have also been photographed taking refuge in suburban backyards after freeing themselves from floodwaters.

Bureau of Meteorology’s Christine Johnson said Queensland will see conditions today that could be “life-threatening,” as some areas have been hit with more than 100mm of rain in the past 24 hours. There are multiple areas on alert from the Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay and Burnett area, Laidley, the Lockyer Valley, Cooby Creek in Toowoomba, and parts of the Scenic Rim, with many of those areas already experiencing flooding.

Warnings are also currently in place for areas including Brisbane, Ipswich, Toowoomba, Gatton, Caboolture, Maroochydore, Kingaroy, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Bundaberg, and Gladstone.

Resident from the Scenic Rim areas have been completely cut off from their homes near Ipswich. Photo: Mitch Williams

Further alerts for major flooding have also been issued for Logan and parts of the Bremer River.

As conditions continue, Bureau of Meteorology spokesperson Laura Boekel said that it was a “very serious situation.”

The bureau took to Twitter today to demonstrate rainfall levels that have drenched the state, with broad areas receiving over 100mm, with Wilsons Peak receiving the highest rainfall totals of 290mm.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services have already initiated nine swift-water rescues and responded to over 150 calls for assistance. Queensland Police already have one reported fatality in the Scenic Rim region of a motorist who was caught in floodwaters.

As flooding continues to lash the state with more downpours to come, Police and emergency services remind people to be prepared, stay safe, and not to travel through floodwaters.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -
Google search engine

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Ivan M. Paton on Approval Of Remdesivir
Beth on Free and Fair?
Novus Ordo Seclorum on Victorian Change to Mandates
Novus Ordo Seclorum on Health care in crisis
Novus Ordo Seclorum on Health care in crisis
Burnthehousedown on Postal vote outrage
Shanthini Balasuriyar on Queensland CHO – a law unto himself
Billie Hutton on Convoy to Canberra Two
Lynn a freedom warrior on Convoy to Canberra Two
Elizabeth on Ruble on the rise
Yvonne Ford on Pfizer drug recall
Gene Trevor Wyngaard on NZ Scrap vaccine mandates
Frances Mahy on Russia Sanctions The U.S.A
Peter Coxhead on My Story, So Far
Theodora Zajaz on Novak Out Of U.S. Open.
Leonie Young on Probuild Buy-Out
Shelley Madden on Pfizer, Stranger than Fiction
Debra Mullins on AVN vs Brendan Murphy
Malcolm on The End Game
Sabina on What’s Next?
Drew Duncan on Belarus Under Threat
Robyn on What’s Next?
Sofia Rutteman on Here We Go Again, Part 2
Robert Burns on Ricardo Bosi Public Address
Kim Henry on Pfizer Whistleblower
Lee Y on Give Me Five
Linda Nemeth on Ricardo Bosi Public Address
Warwick Hibble on Ricardo Bosi Public Address
Lesley on The Data Is Ours
Patricia Poppeliers on Here We Go Again, Part 2
Dani Stevens on Trouble in Paradise
Dianedraytonbuckland on Facebook: Judge, Jury and Executioner
Michael Chere on Before You Inject Your Child
Kerry Taylor on Which one of us is blind?
Kathy Hirsch on First Nations Locked Down
Gloria Feather on Undermining The Indigenous.
Marie Millikin on Let us talk about intuition.
Lucienne Helm on Let us talk about intuition.
Susan Wilson on The real revolution
Jennifer Leonard on 2020 a year to forget
F J on Strange Times
Tracey Parsons on IBAC DAY 9
stacie rose on Which one of us is blind?
Uncertainty on My Story, So Far
Tracey on A Veteran’s Plea
Zaidee Lens Van Rijn on My Story, So Far
Alissandra Moon on The Rise of Medical Apartheid
Peggy Gothe on Mum, I don’t feel well
Keith Cashman on Mum, I don’t feel well
Melinda c Taylor on Mum, I don’t feel well
Vaughan Oke on Which one of us is blind?
Jane Ramsay on Choice vs Ultimatum
Brian K Wilson on Which one of us is blind?
Scott Dawson on Which one of us is blind?