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26 February, 2022

Stranded motorists urged to call for help

Travellers stranded by rising floodwaters along the D'Aguilar Highway should call 000 for help, a Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson said today.

Travellers caught by rising floodwaters are urged to call 000 for assistance.

With numerous reports on social media of travellers caught by floodwater cutting the highway, the spokesperson said QFES had no registered tasks for the area, particularly between Woodford and Kilcoy.

"If there are people cut off by floodwaters, anywhere, who need assistance, or anyone, anywhere, who is in danger, please call 000, so we know where you are and what you need," the spokesperson said.

"At the moment, we have no registered tasks for that area, but if there are people who need help, we need to know where they are, so we can send help."

This included air drops of food and water, medication, or even evacuation, if it is needed.

In the meantime, the spokesperson appealed to residents to stay off the roads if possible, and keep trips to a minimum.

"We know there are urgent trips, but we are asking people to stay off the roads if they can. More importantly, if it is flooded, forget it, even a small depth of flowing water can cause problems."

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