Flood watch remains as severe weather passes

Published 6:26am 29 March 2022

Flood watch remains as severe weather passes
Words by Kylie Knight

A Flood Watch remains in place for South East Queensland catchments including the Pine and Caboolture Rivers after torrential rain in the past 24 hours. A handful of roads remain closed across the Moreton Bay Region due to flooding. 

Rainfall totals from 9am yesterday to 6am today include 49mm at Redcliffe, Everton Hills and Bribie Island; 48mm at Woody Point and 43mm at Strathpine.

River level rises have been forecast, with areas of minor to moderate flooding possible across the Flood Watch area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Sunshine Coast Rivers and Creeks

Pine and Caboolture Rivers

Upper Brisbane River

Lower Brisbane River

Logan and Albert Rivers

Gold Coast Rivers and Creeks

The worst of the heavy rain has passed with the Bureau of Meteorology shifting its severe weather warning to far South East Queensland this morning as a low pressure system moves south. Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Beaudesert, Coolangatta, Boonah, Mount Tamborine and Springbrook.

A Dangerous Surf warning has also been issued.

Acting local SES Controller for the Moreton Bay Region Sean Harrop says the region fared reasonably well compared to others in South East Queensland with just 15 calls for assistance in the past 24 hours, mostly for leaking roofs. 

Roads closed in Moreton Bay Region

Moreton Bay Regional Council reports there are still four roads closed across the region due to flooding as at 7.15am.

Elimbah: Old Gympie Road at Six Mile Creek

Highvale: Goat Track Whole length of track - Flood Damaged Road

Mango Hill: Chermside Road between John Street and Kinsellas Road West

Rocksberg: Best Road at Keillors Crossing

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