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Queensland floods live: Emergency alerts issued as severe weather system brings heavy rain south

More than a dozen emergency alerts have been issued across Queensland, from the North Burnett to the NSW border, as a severe trough that dumped heavy rain on the state's north and west this week moves south.

Look back at how the day unfolded in our live blog.

Key events

Live updates

By Phoebe Hosier

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Evacuation centres open across Queensland

In the Lockyer Valley:

  • Laidley State High School, Edward St, Laidley
  • Murphy's Creek Community Hall, 18 Jessie Ln, Murphys Creek
  • Helidon RSL, 15 Arthur St, Helidon
  • Grantham Butter Factory — Back Room, 6 Victor St, Grantham
  • Gatton Shire Hall, 52 North St, Gatton
  • Forest Hill School of Arts Hall, 22 Railway St, Forest Hill
  • Glenore Grove Hall, 11 Brightview Rd, Glenore Grove
  • Alex Geddes Hall, Markai Rd, Lockyer Waters

In the Gympie region:

  • Civic Centre — Community Recovery Hub, 28 Mellor St, Gympie

Both the Brisbane City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council and Redland City Council say they have no evacuation centres open at this time but will continue to monitor the weather situation. 

By Daniel Colasimone

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Watch Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's 11am weather briefing

By Daniel Colasimone

Where to find emergency assistance and information:
Listen to ABC Local Radio for regular updates:
  • ABC Wide Bay on 100.1fm + 855am or stream online
  • ABC Brisbane on 612am or online
  •  ABC Sunshine Coast on 90.3FM Nambour and Gympie 95.3FM or the live stream

By Phoebe Hosier

Wrapping up for the day

Wishing everyone a safe and dry night ahead. 

Residents in the Scenic Rim or Gympie regions where emergency alerts have been issued are warned to prepare to evacuate.

If you live in that area, you can find a list of evacuation centres near you in a pinned post in this blog.

A reminder to all to heed authorities' warnings and stay out of floodwaters and off the roads where possible.

To stay up to date overnight, head to the BOM website for their latest list of weather warnings.

By Phoebe Hosier

Evacuations in Warwick

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Tune in for the latest from across the state

By Phoebe Hosier

Kids playing after the rain at Stafford, Brisbane. ABC News: Kathryn Ann Dean

By Phoebe Hosier

Major roads remain cut

Highway at Bardens Bridge on Gatton Esk Road cut with polluted floodwater.

By Phoebe Hosier

Up to 30 homes to be impacted by Condamine River flooding

The Southern Downs Mayor said the Condamine River at Warwick is expected to peak at 7.5 meters this evening.

The town has been cut off by floodwaters.

Vic Pennisi said 20 to 30 homes are likely to be impacted by flooding.

“It’s a moderate to major flood, but we’ve had worse,” Mr Pennisi said.

He said the water was receding in other parts of the Southern Downs region.

“It goes up quickly then goes down quickly.”

He said major road damage from floods since 2020 could take another two years to fix.

Once floodwaters recede, bridges will need to be inspected by engineers before roads can reopen.

By Phoebe Hosier

Severe weather update for Queensland coast

By Phoebe Hosier

Stay safe all

Gosh...Take care up there x


Cheers Natty. Hope everyone is staying safe and warm out there. A reminder from authorities to stay well away from floodwaters.

By Phoebe Hosier

Condamine River on the rise

Madsen Bridge, which you cross to enter Warwick, has been swallowed by the Condamine River.

By Phoebe Hosier

Footy cancelled in Warwick

Floodwater levels are rising at the Risdon Oval, which is home to Warwick’s Water Rats.

By Phoebe Hosier

A swollen Lockyer Creek

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Condamine River approaches its peak

The Condamine River in Warwick is expected to peak at more than 8 metres between 6pm and 8pm tonight.

By Phoebe Hosier

Warwick’s Bunnings, petrol station and KFC were all under water earlier today. Supplied: Dani Watts

By Phoebe Hosier

Major flood warnings in south-east Queensland

By Phoebe Hosier

Beaches closed amid wild weather

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning of dangerous surf for people in parts of Wide Bay and Burnett and South-east Coast Forecast Districts. 

The following beaches are also closed:

By Phoebe Hosier

Gympie prepares to evacuate for second time

Parts of Gympie are likely to face inundation for the second time on recent months with the flooding Mary River expected to peak tomorrow afternoon.

Mayor Glen Hartwig had previously said the peak would likely be close to 13 metres, but new forecast put the peak at 16 metres.

The mayor says lower-lying businesses, including those in Mary Street need to prepare to evacuate for a second time.

The scale of this flood event is far below the one that devastated the town in February, when the river reached 23 metres and inundated 800 properties.

By Phoebe Hosier

 Premier warns of heavy inundation in catchment areas