Wet weather brings flood warning to south-west

Emergency Services Minister Bill Byrne is urging residents in south-west Queensland to remain vigilant, following rainfall across the area over the past week.

flooded-roadMinister Byrne said some highways and local roads in south-western Queensland, including the Cunnamulla, Goondiwindi and St George area continue to be impacted by flooding.

“With much of the area already saturated, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has advised of flooding in some areas, despite the weather system clearing through the region,” Minister Byrne said.

“Wide-spread flooding is likely to impact some areas until early this week, and we urge locals to have adequate supplies, including food, medicine and water.

“We strongly encourage locals and travellers to avoid flooded roads, and if you need to travel it’s vital to have a Plan B in place.

“The message remains the same, as always if it’s flooded, forget it. There is absolutely nothing that can prepare you for what could lie under a flooded section of the road.

“The size of your car and driving ability will not affect the threat posed by roadways covered with water.

“Motorists should check the status of roads before heading out and always steer clear of floodwater.”

“Already QFES crews have responded to a number of requests for assistance, with State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers transporting numerous residents whose homes have