Qld town evacuated as parts of the state experience major flooding

Much of Queensland is on alert this morning, as the wet weather shows no sign of relenting.

On the Gold Coast, Upper Springbrook has recorded the heaviest falls so far with over 90 millimetres falling since 9.00 am yesterday.

A flood watch does remain in place for our local rivers and streams but no major flooding has been recorded just yet.


The rain is expected to ease throughout today, with the Bureau now only predicting rainfall totals of around 30 millimetres for the day.

There is also a flood watch just over the border for the Tweed River as well.

A few roads around the Gold Coast have been impacted, around Tallebudgera Valley, Guanaba, Clagiraba, Bonogin and Willow Vale.

Motorists are being urged to be safe on the roads. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Greg Leach says it’s always more dangerous than you think.

“A modern motor vehicle can float in as little as 15 centimetres of swift-moving water and the car can be carried away.

“That puts your life at risk and it puts the lives of our first responders at risk as well,” Commissioner Leach warns.

Over 300 SES calls have been made overnight throughout the southeast, while paramedics were called to a number of flood jobs as well.

Meantime, further west, an emergency alert has been issued for Inglewood residents in the border area of Goondiwindi with major flooding impacting the area overnight.

Many were forced to evacuate with little to no notice last night, and have gathered at the local cemetery. Some have been sleeping in their cars.

Emergency services are going door to door this morning making sure low lying areas are evacuated.

While a major flood warning is also in place for the Logan River with flooding likely at Beaudesert this morning.

The Bureau’s latest advice for Logan and Albert Rivers reads the following.

“Rainfall totals of 50-100 mm have been recorded since 09:00 am Tuesday in the Logan and Albert river catchments.

“Catchments remain wet from rainfall over the last week and are responding quickly to rainfall. Rainfall is forecast to continue during Wednesday,” it reads.

More to come.