Experts are now predicting a peak of more than a meter higher then first predicted for the Condamine River, with low lying areas now be evacuated.
The flood warning has now been upgraded for the Condamine River at Warwick and it’s surrounds with the river now expected to hit major flood height by Monday evening.
This week’s flood event has been a result of high rain falls overnight on Sunday, including 106mm at Spring Creek Rd, 90mm at Queen Mary Falls, 79mm at The Head and 66mm at Warwick
Southern Downs Regional Council emergency alerts remain in place for Killarney and Allora with the SDRC Local Disaster Management Group coordinator Michael Bell raising his concerns for critical infrastructure especially the OO Madsen Bridge.
Warwick SES has sent crews out to door knock low lying properties and businesses to give them enough time to prepare for the elevated flood risk.
Leslie dam is currently overflowing with all gates open to release excess water.
Another flood warning is also in place for major flooding along Teviot Brook at Boonah on Monday afternoon, with rainfall totals between 60-95mm across the Logan River catchments.