Evacuations, flash flooding, heavy rain to continue

Date: 2021-11-30 21:25:22

The Goondiwindi Regional Council urged resident to evacuate as the Macintyre Brook rose rapidly on Tuesday night.

“The Local Disaster Management Group is directing residents to immediately evacuate to the local Evacuation Assembly Point at the Inglewood Cemetery on Tobacco Road, approximately two kilometres south-west of Inglewood,” the council said.

“There are reports of significant rises in the Macintyre Brook system and it is recommended that residents do not attempt to travel out of town.”

Police on Wednesday morning said the emergency declaration for Inglewood remained, and while the river peaked, the PSPA would remain until police could assess the scene before residents returned to their homes.

“The area is bounded by a driveway to the west of Inglewood Hospital (western boundary), the MacIntyre River (northern boundary) and Inglewood-Millmerran Road to Inglewood Cemetery across to Inglewood-Texas Road,” a police statement said.

“Significant flooding is expected to occur across the township in coming hours.”

Meteorologist Helen Kirkup said on Wednesday morning there were storms at Dalby and the region was expected to get more rain.

“The ranges usually get an enhanced amount of rainfall,” she said.

“They’ve had 50 to 100 millimetres since 9am yesterday in the Darling Downs.

“There’s still rain around and they’ll get a bit more … they could easily collect another 10 to 20 millimetres.”

Ms Kirkup said the rainfall was caused by an upper level trough, but the system would start to move towards the coast.

She said the south-east could record up to 30 millimetres depending on where the storms hit.

“Some people might easily see 50 to 60 millimetres if they do see those storms,” she said.

“Easing off tomorrow then, and really only looking at a couple of millimetres and relatively dry after that but not completely dry.

“Once that [upper level system] moves off a lot of that storm activity will move off. Today’s probably the last of the worst.”

Flood warnings in place across Queensland

  • Major Flood Warning for the Bremer River and Warrill Creek catchments and Minor Flood Warning for the Lockyer and Laidley Creek catchments
  • Major Flood Warning for the Condamine River, Moderate Flood Warning for Charleys Creek and Minor Flood Warning for the Balonne River
  • Major Flood Warning for the Dawson River, Minor Flood Warning for the Connors and Isaac and Don Rivers, and Flood Warning for Theresa Creek
  • Major Flood Warning for the Logan River and Flood Warning for the Albert River
  • Major Flood Warning for the Macintyre Brook, Macintyre River and Dumaresq River and Moderate Flood Warning for the Weir River
  • Moderate Flood Warning for the Paroo River
  • Minor Flood Warning for the Barcoo River
  • Minor Flood Warning for the Bulloo River
  • Minor Flood Warning for the Burnett River
  • Minor Flood Warning for the Eyre Creek
  • Minor Flood Warning for the Moonie River
  • Minor Flood Warning for the Stanley River and Flood Warning for the upper Brisbane River

Flood Watch for catchments in Southern and Eastern Queensland

  • Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Warrego River

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