Since yesterday afternoon, swift water rescue crews and SES flood boat operators were called to assist with more than 30 rescues of people in vehicles, stranded in flood water.
Police have confirmed the death of three people after an incident on Dances Road, Caboolture last evening. Around 5.30pm, police received information that a vehicle had been swept away by flood waters. A man believed to be in his 70’s, a woman believed to be in her 30’s and an 8-year-old boy were pronounced deceased at the scene. There is no further information available at this time.
As at 7am today, more than 1800 requests for assistance (RFAs) have been recorded since 5pm Thursday 30 April. The majority of the requests recorded were for assistance with flood damage and sandbagging. The majority of the RFA’s are for the Brisbane area.
Since 9am yesterday, Caboolture received 360mm of rainfall, while Burpengary, Bracken Ridge, Beerburrum and Glasshouse Mountains all recorded more than 200mm of rain. Upper Springbrook received 202mm of rainfall and Upper Lockyer received 120mm.
QFES is reminding South-east Queenslanders to be vigilant as a number of roads are still flooded. Do not enter floodwater by car, bicycle or on foot. Not only will you put your life at risk, you will also put emergency services lives at risk. The message is simple, if it’s flooded, forget it.