Queensland mass evacuation where floods claim fifth life

The worst floods in the last decade have killed a fifth person in southeastern Queensland. This has evacuated hundreds of people and blocked towns and suburbs.

The area has been hit by multiple heavy thunderstorms from a trough that sat in the southeastern part of the state for five days.

In an update on February 15, the Bureau of Meteorology predicts that the modeling peaked in La Nina, but said the impact would “continue until mid-autumn.” In Australia, the La NiƱa phenomenon is more rainy than average, increasing the likelihood of flooding.


The body of a 37-year-old Goomboorian man, who was lost in a flood near Gympie on Friday night, was found by police divers on Saturday, killing five people in the state.

A police investigation into an old man who was reported to have fallen from a boat near the mouth of Breakfast Creek at around 4:45 pm on Saturday is underway, and there are concerns that the number may increase.

Meanwhile, the Gympie Council has evacuated 700 people living along the inflated Mary River. The Mary River will exceed its highest level in 23 years in the next 24 hours.

Residents of the South Side and River Hospitals were urged to evacuate immediately and look for hills.

Flood sirens rang in Grantham, and the Rocky Valley Council encouraged residents to register for the Red Cross’s Register.Find.Reunite service.

“The council is currently responding to calls from family members involved and is looking for a loved one who may be staying in a shelter or has no access to the phone,” the statement said.

Morton Bay residents have also been urged to prepare to flee in “extremely major” and “extremely dangerous” floods.

Logan Mayor Darren Power warns that floods could block parts of Logan Village, Buccan, Jimboomba, Glenlogan, Chambers Flat, Carbrook, Kairaba and Bethany within a few days.

The indigenous communities of Cherbourg, west of Gympie, will soon be cut off, but major floods have occurred at Tewantin, the Sunshine Coast picnic points and Dunethin Rock near Noosa.

Beaudesert, south of Brisbane, and Mariboro, downstream of Gympie, are also to be flooded.

Among the five who died in the flood was SES volunteer Merryl Dray, whose car she was riding with three other volunteers was washed off the road for rescue on Friday night. Sometimes killed.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Captain Greg Reach described the 62-year-old death as a “tragic loss.”

Deputy Police Secretary Steve Gorshuski said he should not leave the house unless he must be in the midst of a warning that “dangerous and life-threatening” flash floods could occur. I urged people.

“I don’t want to lose anyone anymore, so forget about it if it’s flooded,” he said.

Ipswich is hit by the worst floods of the last decade, with the Bremer River projected to exceed Sunday’s 2013 peak of 13.9 meters.

Several suburbs of Brisbane, including Moggill, Jindalee, West End and Kaparaba, were partially flooded on Saturday.

Brisbane Roadmeyer Adrian Schliner issued a flood alert on 16 suburbs along the Brisbane River on Saturday night, saying that existing floods, the release of Wibenhodam and high tide could flood “thousands of properties”. Said.

People living in the lowlands of Brisbane City, Bulimba, Hamilton, Milton, New Farm, Newstead, Norman Park, Oxley, Rocklea, South Brisbane, St. Lucia, Teneriffe, Toowong, West End, Windsor, Yeronga are active.

The rain cut dozens of roads, including the Bruce Highway north of Brisbane and the Wallego Highway west of the city.

Trains north and west of Brisbane will be suspended for several days, but the Brisbane River ferry will also be suspended indefinitely due to dangerous underwater debris.

Marty Silk and Jack Graments