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Flash flooding for Ipswich this weekend

INTENSE rainfall has been forecast for Ipswich over the weekend, and Mayor Paul Pisasale has warned residents to prepare for potential localised flash flooding.

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Cr Pisasale said rainfall between 150mm to 250mm was forecast to hit Ipswich over a 60 to 72 hour period this weekend, as a result of Ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald moving through Queensland.

"There is the potential for intense rainfall to cause localised flash flooding in the Bundamba and Woogaroo creek catchments," Cr Pisasale said.

There is the potential for intense rainfall to cause localised flash flooding in the Bundamba and Woogaroo creek catchments.

"Residents living adjacent to these streams need to remain alert to the possibility of flash flooding."

Some roads in the upper- and mid-Bremer River catchment areas may be closed, according to computer modelling of river heights, Cr Pisasale said.

There should only be minimal stream rises on the Bremer River between One Mile and where the Bremer River joins the Brisbane River.

Cr Pisasale said the dryness of the catchment meant that major flooding was not expected.

"I have been assured by Premier Campbell Newman that he is taking a hands-on approach to management of Wivenhoe Dam," Cr Pisasale added.

I have been assured by Premier Campbell Newman that he is taking a hands-on approach to management of Wivenhoe Dam.

The Ipswich SES was prepared for the potential flash flooding, controller Ari van den Ende said.

"We're ready; we've got extra sand and bags in," Mr van den Ende said.

RSPCA Qld has also issued a statewide warning to livestock and pet owners in vulnerable areas to ensure their animals are safe.

Spokesman Michael Beatty urged livestock owners to move their animals to higher ground if there properties were a risk.

"Act sooner rather than leave it till the last minute," Mr Beatty said.

Mr Beatty also called on pet owners to make sure their animals had tags and microchips with up-to-date information.

"After every storm we end up with an influx of stray and traumatised animals, many of which have no identification," he said.

After every storm we end up with an influx of stray and traumatised animals, many of which have no identification,

Topics:  bundamba creek, bureau of meteorology, cyclone oswald, flash flooding, mayor paul pisasale




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