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Apr 1, 2015

03:44:08 GMT--Flash Flood - Australia - Australia

EDIS Number: FF-20150401-47571-AUS

Date / time: 01/04/2015 03:42:11 [UTC]

Event: Flash Flood

Area: Australia

Country: Australia

State/County: State of Queensland

Location: [South-east Queensland]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Heavy


Severe storms are dumping huge amounts of rain on south-east Queensland with several people having to be rescued from flooded roads. It had been reported that two men needed rescuing after a 4WD and caravan overturned into a flooded culvert on the Bruce Highway at Elimbah. However after a search of a nearby creek, emergency services confirmed just one person was in the car. He was pulled from the vehicle and taken to hospital in a serious condition. There were two other rescues as floodwater filled streets in the Brisbane suburb of Zillmere. One person had to be saved by two firefighters who waded through water and several people were pulled out of a car by passersby. Another person's car rolled into a flooded creek at Elimbah on the Sunshine Coast. Spokeswoman Laura Ritchie said the RACQ had received more than 900 calls for help. "A lot of people are taking extra risks with the water and they're going through flooded waterways, which is not a very good idea," she said. Meanwhile, six children escaped with cuts and bruises after a tree collapsed at Logan's Park Ridge State High School. A storm band passed across the northern suburbs of Brisbane early this morning, and another is moving onto the southern Sunshine Coast area, extending into the adjacent hinterland. The Brisbane suburb of Hendra had 147 millimetres of rain in the 23 hours to 9:00am, however most of it fell before dawn. Steiglitz in Redlands had 167 millimetres and Carbrook south of Brisbane recorded 153 millimetres. Power has been cut to 2,850 homes in Redland City and some in Brisbane are also without power. Water is across several major roads, which is creating traffic delays. The Australian Traffic Network said there had been a number of minor collisions across Brisbane's CBD. There are about 20-minute delays for some bus and train services. Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Jonty Hall said the worst was over for Brisbane and the storm warning was cancelled about 9:00am. The Sunshine Coast was still being battered and Mr Hall warned the storms were likely to produce prolonged heavy rain and flash flooding. The Moreton Bay council area was warned there could be flash flooding over the next several hours. Another storm was offshore and there was the potential for it to hit the Fraser Coast area later today. The bureau said showers would persist over the Easter holiday. While there would be easing tonight, an upper level trough would again encourage further showers over the early part of the long weekend. "There will be periods where it does settle in a bit," senior forecaster Peter Otto said. "Probably Monday is the pick of the days for better weather."

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