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South-east Queensland flooding emergency


Hundreds of homes across Laidley are facing floodwater inundation, as the SES responds to more than 150 calls for help as parts of Queensland deal with a flooding emergency.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is advising people who live near river and creek catchments to be vigilant.

“This rain is causing a lot of inundation, especially in our catchment areas." Ms Palaszczuk says.

“So if you live around the catchment areas, please be prepared and be listening to what the the Bureau and the emergency alerts say.

“But this rainfall is not like we saw in the previous event - this rainfall is actually a bit more sporadic and it's not as heavy.”

Ms Palaszczuk says Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding has informed her that there is some flooding in Rosewood, Grandchester and Mount Walker.

The SES has had 150 calls for help with swiftwater teams performing nine rescues.

“We're asking people, where possible, if you don't need to be out and about on the roads in the southeast today please don't travel unless you absolutely must and please remember if it's flooded, forget it,” Ms Palaszczuk says.

The Bureau of Meteorology has major flood warnings for Condamine, Logan, Beaudesert and Bremer rivers along with Warrill Creek.

“We have the Bremer River and the Warrill Creek, both at major levels, so Ipswich is expected to reach moderate this morning and then 11 meters by this evening and that could be higher with more rainfall,” a bureau spokesperson says.

“So again, an evolving situation and depending on where those pockets of more intense rainfall fall, that's where we could see.”

Queensland and Fire Emergency Service crews have been pre-deployed to Toowoomba, Laidley, Gatton, Warrick, Boonah, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg and Gympie.

For the latest on road conditions visit the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, Toowoomba and Scenic Rim Disaster Dashboards.