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Queensland Faces Further Flood Emergency With Alerts Issued For Lockyer Valley

Emergency flood alerts were issued for residents in south-east Queensland on Friday morning, with more heavy rain forecast for many parts of the state.

Queensland emergency services said major flooding was possible along the Lockyer Creek, with the Glenore Grove gauge predicted to reach 13m.

All residents in low-lying areas were urged to self-evacuate, and those whose homes were flooded in February were told to activate their emergency plan. A public shelter was opened at Lowood state high school.

The area was among those devastated in the historic 2011 floods.

An alert was also issued for Stanthorpe, on the southern downs, but there was no immediate evacuation order.

The weather bureau predicted falls of 160mm across the south-east of the state that could bring life-threatening flash flooding across numerous other areas.

The Warrego Highway has been cut by floodwater at Glenore Grove ⚠️

The road is closed to all traffic between Forest Hill Fernvale Road and Maroney Road. We’ll keep you updated but please make sure you check QLDTraffic for the latest and as always #IfItsFloodedForgetIt! pic.twitter.com/yUMIMuyBYj

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The Warrego Highway has been cut by floodwater at Glenore Grove ⚠️

The road is closed to all traffic between Forest Hill Fernvale Road and Maroney Road. We’ll keep you updated but please make sure you check QLDTraffic for the latest and as always #IfItsFloodedForgetIt! pic.twitter.com/yUMIMuyBYj

— Transport and Main Roads Queensland (@TMRQld) May 12, 2022

Gympie, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Cooroy, Nambour and Rainbow Beach were all on flood watch on Friday morning as a surface trough moved across the coast.

“Locally intense rainfall which may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding is possible with thunderstorms during Friday afternoon,” the bureau said in an alert on Thursday.

Major flooding was forecast for Laidley Creek and the Mary River at Gympie, with moderate flood warnings for the Bremer and Brisbane rivers.

“It's just incredible how quickly this water has come up”

Queensland Correspondent @Bianca_Stone is in Laidley, where residents and sandbagging and moving to higher ground due to flooding fears. pic.twitter.com/tqOZUyfrrh

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“It’s just incredible how quickly this water has come up”

Queensland Correspondent @Bianca_Stone is in Laidley, where residents and sand