QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain & Flash Flooding

QLD Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain & Flash Flooding
Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in the Southeast Coast district and parts of the Wide Bay and Burnett
Issued at 4:50 pm on Sunday 4 March 2012

Synoptic Situation: At 4:00 pm AEST, a low pressure system was located over
northern Hervey Bay. The low is forecast to cross the Wide Bay coast this
afternoon and remain over southeastern Queensland on Monday.

Heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding is expected to develop this evening
about the Fraser and Sunshine Coasts, possibly extending to affect areas east of
the Great Dividing Range and south of Bundaberg overnight and on Monday.
Localised 24 hour rainfall totals in excess of 150mm are likely, especially
about the Sunshine Coast. Locations which may be affected include Bundaberg,
Hervey Bay, Gympie, the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Ipswich.

Currently moderate rain is located on radar near Fraser Island and areas north
of Noosa, extending inland to near Gayndah.
Emergency Management Queensland advises that people should:

* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
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