Wet weather update as at 6.30am Saturday, 26 January 2013
The Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) received more than 650 requests for assistance in the 24 hours to 5am Saturday, 26 January 2013. Of these, approximately 415 of these were in Central Queensland, including more than 130 for Rockhampton, and more than 35 jobs each for Gladstone and Yeppoon. Bundaberg SES also had more than 35 requests for assistance. Jobs were mostly for leaking roofs, fallen trees and flooding.
Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) personnel rescued a person from a vehicle at Smoky Creek (north of Biloela) before 1am this morning after the vehicle was caught in floodwaters.
Emergency services are urging residents to take care with heavy rainfall expected to continue across Queensland.
If residents require storm and flood assistance they should contact the SES on 132 500. In a life-threatening emergency, which includes vehicles trapped in floodwater, always dial Triple Zero (000).
Contact for media enquiries: DCS media unit on (07) 3635 3310.