A supplied image shows an aerial view of floodwaters impacting the CBD of Maryborough, north of Brisbane.

Queensland metropolis of Maryborough saved from floods as search continues for lacking teen


Police and Queensland Fireplace and Emergency Companies issued an pressing emergency evacuation order for greater than 30 inner-city blocks.

People are seen watching the flood waters from the Mary River in the town of Gympie on 9 January.

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Late on Sunday evening, Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour gave the replace that the flood water had been regular at 10 metres “for just a few hours”, and that may seemingly be the height.

The council was doing all it may to guard the city, with 12 pumps every shifting about 120 litres a second, he mentioned.

“I feel we’re protecting tempo with the incoming water. We now have quite a few mills and pumps operating,” he posted on social media earlier on Sunday evening.

Authorities had anticipated the river to peak in Maryborough above a significant flood stage of 10.5 metres, impacting about 80 properties near 10pm on Sunday evening, after the remnants of tropical cyclone Seth dumped 600mm on the Vast Bay-Burnett area in two days.

One individual has already died within the floods, which got here after intense rain pummelled the area on Friday and Saturday.

A 22-year-old’s physique was present in a submerged ute at Kanigan, north of Gympie, on Saturday.

People are seen watching the flood waters from the Mary River rise in the town of Tiaro on 9 January. People are seen watching the flood waters from the Mary River rise in the town of Tiaro on 9 January.

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Police additionally maintain grave fears for a 14-year-old lady swept away whereas abandoning a flooding automobile with a 40-year-old man at Booubyjan, close to Gympie, within the early hours of Saturday.

The person was discovered clinging to a tree hours later however police are combing the floodplain for any signal of the lady.

In the meantime, a low strain system within the Coral Sea is anticipated to accentuate right into a class one cyclone on Monday morning.

The Bureau of Meteorology says it is more likely to cross the coast on Tuesday between Coen and Lockhardt River packing gusts as much as 100km/h, abnormally excessive tides, giant waves and heavy rain.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk mentioned emergency providers have been readying for the cyclone, which has now been named Tiffany.

“So to all of the residents in these areas please be looking out, I do know that they know the best way to cope with these occasions,” she advised reporters.

“They’re very nicely ready and we’ll be protecting a really shut eye on that.”

The BoM mentioned there’s additionally a danger the system may additional intensify as soon as is passes over Cape York and enters the Gulf of Carpentaria.




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