News

Bundaberg could be hit with heavy falls again

Mark Heath

AS NSW towns begin to recover from their bout of wild weather, Queenslanders are preparing to settle in for days of rain and thunderstorms.

Strong winds and heavy falls swept through NSW over the weekend, ripping roofs from houses and isolating townships.

On Monday an evacuation order was still in place for the Kempsey CDB and more than 30 communities were still cut off as river levels slowly fell.

State Emergency Service volunteers performed 84 flood rescues over the weekend as a result of severe storms that also left 40,000 people, mainly around the Coffs Harbour area, without power.

On Monday 500 Essential Energy contractors were trying to restore power to 1000 customers.

Rains eased in most parts of NSW on Monday, except for the Northern Rivers, which is forecasted to experience scattered showers until the end of the week.

Queenslanders should also get used to getting their feet wet as rain is forecasted to hang around until the weekend.

The heaviest falls occurred around the Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba areas on Monday.

Toowoomba and Beerburrum recorded 60mm of rain each in only five hours from 9am.

Still recovering from the recent flood disaster, Bundaberg could be hit again with heavy falls of between 100mm and 150mm and potential flash flooding.

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Pradeep Singh said rain in excess of 200 mm could fall in some Wide Bay areas in the 24 hours from Tuesday.

He said the rain was forecast to ease in the south-east on Tuesday , although the region would still see scattered falls and thunderstorms until the weekend.

Mr Singh said the focus would be on areas south of Mackay.

"The biggest risk is for flash flooding as there could be some very heavy rainfall in a short time," Mr Singh said.

Sixteen primary school students had to be rescued near Brisbane on Monday morning when their school bus got stuck in flood waters.

The children were towed to safety in swift rescue rafts.

Topics:  big wet bundaberg flood 2013 flooding rain weather



Man crushed to death in Ipswich industrial accident

Ambulance with lights on

Photo Tony Martin / Daily Mercury

A MAN in his 60s has died in an industrial accident.

Residents call for change to postcode 4306

CHANGE TIME: Wendy de Graaf (left) and Simone Karandrews of Karana Downs would like to see a new postcode created instead of 4306.

E-petition launched as current postcode creates havoc in many ways

Temperatures to plummet to single digits this week

Temperatures will drop into the single digits this week.

Forecasters reveal what to expect in the last weekend of autumn

Local Partners

Baywatch: Lifeguards with model looks return for 'filthy fun'

TWO chiselled men emerge from the surf. One looks like a god. The other, well, he's gasping for air and doesn't realise there's a jellyfish on his chest.

Home town support spurs on Ipswich chef

CONTENDER: Judges have praised the work of Ipswich cook Ben Ungermann, who has avoided the dreaded elimination rounds.

Ben gets a little sweeter

Shannon Noll: What I don't like about The Voice

ON TOUR: Shannon Noll will perform in Ipswich on June 3 as part of a 35-show run.

Australian Idol veteran talks reality TV during 35-date Aussie tour

Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

US model Bella Hadid attends the Cinema Against AIDS amfAR gala 2017 held at the Hotel du Cap, Eden Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France, 25 May 2017.

It’s like she’s become addicted to shock value.

No room for morbid fans

Chris Cornell.

Fans want to stay in the hotel room where Chris Cornell died

Star Wars' 1977 Stormtrooper head banger confesses

A Stormtrooper is responsible for the biggest blunder in a Star Wars movie. Picture: Supplied

Man in most famous blooper in Star Wars history breaks silence

MASTERCHEF: David Thompson Thai test for Ipswich cook Nicole

Willowbank's Nicole Stevenson is a contestant on MasterChef Australia. Supplied by Channel 10.

"I love how he's being so true to the cuisine"

Report reveals progress on $319m airport upgrade

Aerials of the Sunshine Coast.Jetstar plane in front of the Susnhine Coast terminal, Sunshine Coast Airport.

Over two dozen government approvals needed for airport expansion

Lost dough leaves sour taste after company collapse

Kathleen and John Mahoney from Sugar and Spice Bakery were stung after the collapse of Cantro Pty Ltd and are still owed money.

Supermarket operator collapse leaves sour taste for bakery

'Ridiculous': Council refuses renovation at heritage home

NOT FAIR: Karen Solomon of Newtown is angry with Ipswich City Council for refusing her plans to build a colonial style double car port at her Newtown home.

Council rejected development application

Council refusal of 'high density' development ends in court

Ipswich City Council first meeting with the new 2016 council.

Developer took the matter to the Queensland Planning Court

Open for inspection homes May 25-31

Check out this weekend's homes open for inspection

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!