1:30AM | RESIDENTS in Beaudesert are being ordered to evacuate as the Logan River rises to record levels.
Widespread rainfall totals of 100-230mm were recorded in the Logan and Albert River catchments in the 12 hours to 11pm Thursday. Isolated higher totals of up to 280mm were noted.
As a result, record major flood levels are occurring along the Logan River at Beaudesert.
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The river is currently 13.41 metres deep and rising, with levels similar to the 2008 flood.
The Bureau of Meteorology predicts the river will peak around 13.90 metres in Beaudesert around 7am this morning. The record flood level at Beaudesert is 13.90 metres in 1991.
An Emergency Alert has been issued for residents in the area, urging them to secure their belongings and get to higher ground immediately.
The Beaudesert Uniting Church Hall is open as a “safer place”.
Significant major flooding is also likely along the Logan River downstream of Yarrahappini.
The Logan River at Maclean Bridge is currently at 15.01 metres and rising. The river level here is likely to exceed the major flood level of 16 metres this morning, with further rises possible.
The Logan River at Waterford is likely to exceed the moderate flood level of 7.50 metres early this morning and may exceed the major flood level of 9 metres on Friday evening.
No data is available for the Logan River at Eagleby, but stream rises are expected to be occurring.
The Logan River at Eagleby is likely to reach the major flood level of 5 metres early this morning.
Meanwhile, fast rises are also occurring in the Albert River, with major flooding recorded in the upper catchment.
Further flooding will develop this morning, where severe rises above the major flood level are possible.
The Albert River is currently 8.45 metres deep and rising at Wolffdene and 3.57 metres deep at Beenleigh.
Levels are likely to exceed the major flood level of 10m in the river at Wolffdene and exceed to major flood level of 5.5 metres at Beenleigh.
Remember: If it’s flooded, forget it.
Visit the Bureau of Meteorology website to view the latest flood warnings.
For more information listen to local radio, visit www.disaster.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 5540 5636.
For flood assistance, contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.