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12 November, 2021

More rain on the way, watch for flooding

With more rain expected across the northern Somerset and Moreton Bay region this afternoon, there are warnings of possible flash flooding in the district.

Ongoing rainfall has raised the risk of flash flooding in the Somerset and Moreton Bay region.

Acting Minister for Emergency Services Mark Furner said residents need to stay out of flood waters.

“It’s easy to assume a flooded road is safe to drive through,” the Minister said.

“It’s not safe driving through flood water can put lives at risk.

“Danger can be well-hidden by floodwaters and the smartest and bravest thing a driver can do is to back it up. If it’s flooded, forget it.

“Also, make sure your household has an emergency kit packed and ready, and download the SES Assistance QLD app for storm-related assistance.”

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast severe thunderstorms with heavy rain and damaging winds across parts of southern, central and north-western Queensland today, with conditions remaining threatening in the east of the state on Friday.

Some areas in south east Queensland are expected to receive up to 200 millimetres of rain, increasing the risk of flooding in areas.

"Remember, if it’s flooded, forget it,” Mr Furner said.

For storm-related assistance, call the SES on 132 500 or download the SES Assistance QLD app. In a life-threatening situation, always call Triple Zero (000).

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