Lives and property at risk as Queensland town of Dalby floods

  • February 9, 2020

Lives and property could be in danger as significant flooding threatens Queensland town.

Parts of Dalby, a town 208 km northwest of Brisbane, are flooded after heavy rainfall fell in the region.

Myall Creek which runs through the town peaked at 3.15 metres around 6am and is currently at 3.10 metres and falling with moderate flooding.

I t is probably going to stay around the moderate flood level (3m) during Sunday morning as floodwaters remains, putting properties along its banks in danger.

Across the region, two individuals were protected from a vehicle in floodwaters at Greenmount, south of Toowoomba, and around 10 homes were emptied in Jondaryan.

The Bureau of Meteorology said extreme thunderstorms made exceptional downpours around Warwick, with more than 80 millimetres falling in an hour.

It said most of the heavy rainfall had moved offshore but showers were still expected in South East Queensland today.