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Brisbane on high alert for flooding

Posted by feww on January 9, 2011

Brisbane, Qld, is on high alert for flooding as more heavy rain forecast for Monday

Emergency services have warned residents to prepare for “wild weather.”

The following areas are flooding or cut off:

  • Maryborough,
  • The Sunshine Coast and surrounding areas
  • Pine Creek (south of Bundaberg)
  • Gympie, where electricity is cut off as a precaution

Heavy rain and flash floods also reported around Maleny, a small town about 90km (56 miles) north of Brisbane.

The Mary River is forecast to reach a high of about 17m overnight, a report said.

It takes very little rain much more rain to tip the balance, Emergency Management Queensland said.

“This year with all of the catchments primed and the river’s already flooding, that 200mm of rain… could mean the difference between a minor flood and a major flood.”

One-Week Rainfall Forecast (BOM)

Rainfall Forecast for Sunday 9 January 2011 to Sunday 16 January 2011

Queensland and NSW Flood Maps [9 January 2011] – Source: BOM

Source: Image from Japan Meteorological Agency satellite MTSAT-1R via Bureau of Meteorology. Posted on 9 January 2011 11:41 UTC

Flooding in Rockhampton, QLD, Australia

Image of Rockmapton flood acquired by ALI on NASA’s EO-1 satellite on January 9, 2011. “The Fitzroy River cuts through the upper right quadrant of the image, and just west of the river, relatively high land remains above the flood. All around that area, flood water predominates, including areas east of the river.” Source NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge. Download larger image (4 MB, JPEG)

Queensland Warnings Summary

National Weather and Current Warnings

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