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Intense rain and storms lash Logan, Scenic Rim and Gold Coast

(Photo: Queensland Fire and Emergency Service.)
Mayor Greg Christensen has described the rain and storms as 'extreme' in the Scenic Rim today.
The region has received over 130mm at Upper Springbrook and 72 mls around Binna Burra in 24 hours. 
Locals roads including Coulson Connection to Boonah and a number of corridors which cross from Canungra to the Gold Coast have been cut off.
Mayor Christensen says businesses have also boarded up shops at Mt Tamborine:
"I've seen posts in the last hour water over the road outside the shops at Curtis Falls area, which is quite abnormal that a significant flow there has jumped out of the gully and is flowing across the road quite rapidly".
Meanwhile, a Severe thunderstorm warning is in place for Logan, the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast due to the heavy rainfall. 
A major flood warning  has also been issued for the Logan and Albert Rivers affecting areas including Wolfdene, Beenleigh and Beaudersert. 
It's understood the Logan River is currently at 6.69 metres at the Maclean Bridge  and is expected to exceed 10 metres this evening.
The Albert River at Beenleigh is currently at 1.92 metres and rising.
For the latest updates on the severe weather visit the Bureau of Meteorology webpage at
For details on road closures click the following link