As clean up operations continue in Redland city today after the severe weather yesterday and overnight, in far southern areas of the city and in Logan emergency service are in full swing as homes are evacuated and area inundated.
Police Commissioner Ian Stewart says residents in low-lying areas in Logan and the Scenic Rim should consider leaving for higher ground.
Southeast Queensland’s Logan and Albert Rivers are hitting major flood levels.
“We need those in the area of Staplyton-Jacobs Well, Norwell Road, Eggersdorf Road, Kerkin Road and Pimpama-Jacobs Well to evacuate.”
“The Ormeau Community Centre at 3 Cuthbert Drive is open. Your home may not be inundated but the flood waters will be high for several days and you may be land locked. Please evacuate and take care when driving.”
Mt Lindesay Highway is cut off at Jimboomba. While the Logan River at Beaudesert hit 14.76m at 5.30am, after an emergency alert was issued about midnight.
The Commissioner says he was unsure of the exact amount of people asked to evacuate from the Jacobs Well and near areas.
The Albert and Logan rivers expected to peak at major flood levels today and tomorrow.
106 properties in the Eagleby area have been told to evacuate or move to the evacuation centre at the Beenleigh PCYC.
Bureau of Meteorology says “major flooding remains at high levels” across parts of the Albert River, with major flooding expected downstream in the Logan area later today.
BoM puts the expected Albert River peak at Wolffdene at record flood levels of 13.4m, a level not seen since 1974.
At Beenleigh it is currently about 6.5 and is predicted to reach up to 8m later today, just under its 8.1m high of 1887.
The Logan River is expected to rise to be level with the Maclean bridge at midnight Friday and will be at deck level at the Waterford Bridge midday Saturday.