UPDATE 7PM: Just like humans, Moreton Bay Region’s local wildlife are also seeking refuge from floodwater. Wildlife carer networks are reporting fauna such as wallabies, kangaroos and snakes seeking high ground around homes and businesses.
For wildlife emergencies - phone RSPCA 1300ANIMAL (1300 264 625). Alternatively, seek advice from one of the region's wildlife carer groups - see Injured wildlife - https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/.../Injured-Wildlife
UPDATE 5.20PM: The Bruce Highway will remain closed between Caloundra and Caboolture until further notice as South East Queensland continues to be affected by significant flooding.
Transport and Main Roads (TMR) North Coast Regional Director Scott Whitaker says crews are working around the clock, both on and off the roads, using facts, metrics and data to keep Queenslanders safe.
"TMR is carrying out testing, inspecting roads and bridges where possible, monitoring river heights and water flows, and analysing traffic data to ensure roads can be re-opened as soon as it is safe to do so," Mr Whitaker says.
"Visual inspections to determine structural integrity and assess damage are combined with careful data analysis before roads are re-opened.
"Substantial repairs, clearing and maintenance will be needed across the state network and this will be prioritised.
"We are working as quickly as possible to re-open priority corridors, but this can only be done when it is safe to do so.”
He says floodwaters had carried debris on to many roads and some transport infrastructure had sustained serious damage.
"Driving on saturated roads could risk further damage and prolonged closures and roadworks to carry out repairs.”
UPDATE 3.30PM: Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has just provided an update with school cancelled tomorrow in South East Queensland and people asked to work from home if possible.
See the list of school closures here
It comes as storms and heavy rain continue to lash the region, something she describes as a 'rain bomb'.
The Bureau of Meteorology says 135mm in 90 minutes at Kippa-Ring and 52mm in half an hour at Murrumba Downs. A spokeswoman says relief is coming tomorrow as the weather system contracts south.
Scroll down for road closures
Meanwhile Moreton Bay residents, as well as those in Logan, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and the Lockyer Valley are being urged to conserve water.
The extreme weather has affected the Mt Crosby and North Pine Water Treatment Plants, which went offline in the early hours of this morning.
This is as a result of extreme rainfall and flooding washing soil and debris into the creeks and waterways, which flow into the treatment plants.
Seqwater crews have been working hard to get the treatment plants back online since early this morning and have been able to return North Pine.
Mount Crosby is still offline. These are water treatment plants that under the SEQ Water Grid help to supply the Moreton Bay region.
Any savings on water use over the next couple of days will greatly assist in managing water supply to make the most of the water reserves on hand.
Moreton Daily has asked SEQwater if there is a risk to water supply in any communities in the Moreton Bay Region and also if there are concerns about water quality.
A spokeswoman for SEQWater said: "There is no need to boil water - the current drinking water is safe to drink and meets Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. While we are asking residents in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and the Lockyer Valley to conserve water, there is no current threat to water supply."
UPDATE 2.45PM: Webb Hall at the Redcliffe Showground is now open as an emergency evacuation centre.
The facility will be manned by Council staff and Show Society volunteers, for people and pets who have nowhere else to go.
Mayor Peter Flannery says locals need to see the showground evacuation centre as a last resort.
“If you need to leave your home first seek shelter with family or friends, it’s critical that we save room at our emergency centres for people with nowhere else to go like new residents, travellers, or people living with disabilities who may not be able to travel far,” he says.
“The peninsula area saw incredible rainfall overnight, and multiple storms have swept through the area today into Strathpine and Burpengary.
“We are expecting localised flooding in areas including Deception Bay, Rothwell, Scarborough, Kallangur, Samford Village, Samford Valley and surrounds.
“Emergency services are on standby if emergency evacuations are required.
“I can’t stress enough that this is an emergency situation, and insist that people remain at home and stay off roads. Do not put yourself or your family needlessly at risk.
“The very dangerous thunderstorms we’re currently experiencing are expected to continue this afternoon and into tonight, especially around Caboolture.
“We’ve seen landslides and debris across roads, with Mt Glorious recording the highest rainfall in the entire state and suburbs like Kippa-Ring and Woody Point copping 117mm and 71mm respectively in just one hour this morning.
“Murrumba Downs had an intense 52mm downpour in 30 minutes that cause sudden localised flooding, so while the weather forecasts shows conditions improving tomorrow we aren’t taking any risks.
“That’s why we opened sandbagging stations on Wednesday to help locals prepare, and I again implore people to sign up to our free MoretonAlert service for real time updates.
“And as always: If it’s flooded, forget it!”
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
To subscribe for emergency updates: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Disaster-Management/MoretonAlert
UPDATE 1.50PM: Another Moreton Alert message warning of dangerous thunderstorms for the region has just been issued. There are now more than 220 roads cut. Please stay at home and only leave in an emergency.
Scroll down for road closures
UPDATE 11.30AM: Redcliffe Showground is now open as an evacuation centre, with flash flooding reported in several suburbs including the Redcliffe CBD.
Moreton Bay Regional Council staff and Redcliffe Show Society volunteers are on hand to help evacuees, with bedding and supplies to be delivered this afternoon.
UPDATE 10AM: Moreton Bay Regional Council has just issued an Emergency Announcement:
"The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has advised the severe thunderstorms impacting the region are VERY DANGEROUS.
There is the potential for loss of life and/or a major threat to a significant number of properties in the region."
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is also urging residents to stay off the roads and to take shelter.
She is also calling on people to conserve water, with problems at some water treatment plants.
The Bureau of Meteorology provided an update during a press conference this morning, saying the situation was dangerous and unfolding and would continue today into tomorrow.
Bribie Island recorded 70mm in just one hour this morning. The bureau is calling on people to keep an eye on warnings to be across what is happening in their area.
More than 21,000 customers are without power across the state at present.
Gates releases are continuing at North Pine Dam, which is at 74.8 per cent capacity.
Six people have died across the state since the flood emergency began. Police are urging people to stay at home unless they need to leave in an emergency.
Transport Minister Mark Bailey says rail services including the Shorncliffe Line are affected.
Scroll down for road closures
UPDATE 8.30AM: Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Peter Flannery is warning there will be no respite throughout today, but he’s hoping the rain will ease tonight.
“We’ve seen inundated properties. There is damage to roads and other public infrastructure. We have crews prioritising emergency works right now. We won’t be able to get in to clean up parks or public spaces until the water subsides,” Mayor Flannery says.
“In any case, no one should be out and about unless it’s absolutely critical. Further heavy rain is expected today and we currently have 200 roads closed.
“Our evacuation centres remain open, but I want to stress in no uncertain terms that no one should be on locals roads. Stay at home.”
Mayor Flannery says he has been very disappointed with misinformation on social media.
“There was some outrage online suggesting we’ve turned people away from our evacuation centres. That’s categorically untrue. We haven’t had to turn anyone away, and we will find accommodation for everyone,” Mayor Flannery says.
“But we were at capacity yesterday, with people turning up at our centres rather than going to family or friends first. Evacuation centres are a last resort, they’re not resorts. We need to keep spaces available in case of property evacuations and emergency.
“So again, I repeat, be prepared, make a plan, stay off roads, and if it’s flooded forget it.”
Mayor Flannery says the region has received some the highest rainfall totals.
“Mount Glorious had an extraordinary 700mm yesterday and another 231mm overnight,” he says.
In the past 12 hours (4pm 26/2/2022 - 4am 27/2/2022)
• Cedar Creek 154mm
• Bellthorpe 146mm
• Ocean View 142mm
• Murrumba Downs 136mm
Mayor Flannery says the the Moreton Recovery Group will be meeting today to continue recovery planning.
“But this disaster is still unfolding and the rain is still falling. Right now we’re focused on emergency response, there’s no estimates on a clean-up cost yet. We have commenced rapid damage assessments of impacted properties,” he says.
“The priority of our crews right now is to be out in the field managing damage to public infrastructure.”
UPDATE 6.30AM: The Bureau of Meteorology says a low pressure system has developed east of Noosa Heads this morning, within a surface trough, and is forecast to bring more heavy to intense rain with embedded thunderstorms today.
This low is expected to track southward along the South East Queensland coast and into northeastern New South Wales today. As it tracks southward, heavy rainfall is expected to contract towards the NSW border during today.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to flash flooding is forecast to continue over parts of southeast Queensland today. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 60 and 120mm are likely to continue, reaching up to 150mm over areas southeast of Caloundra today.
Locally INTENSE RAINFALL leading to dangerous and LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODING is possible with thunderstorms during this period, particularly over coastal areas south of Caloundra and the Gold Coast hinterland. Six-hourly rainfall totals in excess of 200mm are possible.
A Flood Watch and multiple Flood Warnings are current for parts of South East Queensland. Locations which may be affected include Gold Coast, Toowoomba, Brisbane, Maroochydore, Caboolture, Coolangatta, Ipswich, Jimboomba, Mount Tamborine, Warwick and Redcliffe.
Top rainfall totals across the Moreton Bay Region from 9am Saturday to 5am Sunday:
* 430mm at Mount Glorious
* 317mm at Elimbah
* 306mm at Rose Ck Road
* 302mm at Mount Mee
* 288mm at Beerburrum
* 295mm at Wamuran
* 283mm at Delaneys Ck
SES crews received more than 570 calls for assistance across the Moreton Bay Region yesterday and last night, taking the total to 757 since Wednesday.
In Beachmere, a local has saved the township from having no water today after a power outage affected the local water tower pump. With access from the outsite cut off, the local who works for UnityWater fixed the problem and supply is no longer threatened.
It followed an Emergency Alert message which was sent to residents about 6am.
UPDATED AT 7pm
Here's the link to council's list
Armstrong Creek: Armstrong Creek Rd
Beachmere: Beachmere Road
Beachmere: Bishop Rd near Campbell Parade
Beachmere: Peel Rd
Bellmere: Bells Lane near Currawong Place
Bellmere: Jackson Rd at Bellmere Rd
Bellmere: Richards Court
Bellmere: Stern Road
Bellthorpe: Bellthorpe Range Road east of Campbell Road
Bongaree: Kangaroo Ave
Bongaree: Spowers St at McDonald St roundabout
Bongaree: Spowers St at Renton Lane
Bongaree: Toorbul St, outside RSL
Bongaree: Wattle Ave at Phoenix Ave
Bracalba: J LIndsay Rd near Masters Rd
Bray Park: Samsonvale Rd near soccer club
Brendale: Cribb Road at Leitchs Road
Brendale: Cribb Road at South Pine Rd
Brendale: Leitchs Road Pedestrian Bridge at South Pine River
Brendale: Leitchs Rd from South Pine Rd to Cribb Rd
Bunya: Dugandan Rd at Bunya Crossing Reserve carpark
Burpengary East: Bassett Road near number 84
Burpengary East: Coach Road East
Burpengary East: Cobb Rd at causeway
Burpengary East: Farry Rd
Burpengary East: Fountain Road at Lewis Road
Burpengary East: Old Bay Road at Childs Drive
Burpengary: Adsett Rd
Burpengary: Dale St at Susan Crt
Burpengary: Morayfield Rd at Burpengary Creek
Burpengary: O'Brien Rd at Lindsay Rd
Burpengary: Rowley Rd at Mathew Cres
Caboolture: Bribie Island Rd at Old Toorbul Point Rd
Caboolture: Bribie Island Rd at Hickey Rd
Caboolture: Centenary Lakes Rd rugby league entrance
Caboolture: Dances Road at King Johns Creek
Caboolture: Esme Avenue
Caboolture: Flowers Rd near Dot Newman Crt
Caboolture: Hume Rd
Caboolture: Morayfield Rd at Caboolture River
Caboolture: Old Toorbul Point Rd at Zarbelle's Chicken Farm
Caboolture: Pasturage Rd
Caboolture: Stringfellow Road at Bowls Club entrance to Centenary Lakes
Caboolture: Tomlinson Rd
Caboolture: William St
Camp Mountain: Richards Rd
Cedar Creek: Cedar Creek Road at Kirk Road
Cedar Creek: Cedar Creek Rd at Cedar Creek
Cedar Creek: Cedar Creek Rd at Halls Rd
Cedar Creek: Cedar Creek Rd at Masseys Creek Crt
Cedar Creek: Curtis Rd
Cedar Creek: Gordons Road at upper crossing
Cedar Creek: Gordons Road at lower crossing
Cedar Creek: Kirk Rd
Cedar Creek: Morrison Rd
Cedarton: Doyle Rd near Cedarton Drive
Clontarf: Silcock St
Closeburn: Hansen Road at Cedar Creek
Closeburn: Old Mount Samson Road at Mount Samson Road
Commissioners Flat: Commissioners Flat Road at Stanley River
D'Aguilar: Buckingham Rd at Monkeybong Creek
Dayboro: Fingerboard Road near Lyndhurst Road
Dayboro: Glover Road at Juffs Road West
Dayboro: Juffs Rd West
Dayboro: Lees Crossing Road
Dayboro: Mount Samson Rd south of Laidlaw St
Dayboro: Railway Street at Community Centre Carpark
Dayboro: Strong Rd
Deception Bay: Barbados Blvd
Deception Bay: Blue Pacific Road near Little Burpengary Creek
Deception Bay: Embassy St at Government St
Deception Bay: Lipscombe Road near Boundary Road
Deception Bay: Major Street at Admiral Drive
Deception Bay: Major St at Embassy St
Deception Bay: Old Bay Road at Claverton Drive
Deception Bay: Old Bay Rd at Little Burpengary Creek
Deception Bay: Old Bay Rd near Palmridge Crt
Deception Bay: Thompson St
Deception Bay: Trinidad Tce
Delaneys Creek: Buckingham Rd near Mt Mee Rd
Delaneys Creek: Delaney Creek Rd near number 529
Elimbah: Hamilton Rd north of Emu Rd
Elimbah: McConachy Road
Elimbah: Old Gympie Rd at Six Mile Creek
Elimbah: Rose Creek Road
Elimbah: Rose Creek Rd at Six Mile Creek
Elimbah: Williams Rd
Everton Hills: Camelia Ave at Galeola St
Everton Hills: John St at Cabbage Tree Creek
Griffin: Dohles Rocks Rd highway onramp
Griffin: Dohles Rocks foreshore
Griffin: Henry Road
Griffin: White Ibis Drive
Highvale: Dawson Creek Rd
Highvale: Goat Track
Highvale: Ryder Road at Blue Gum Court
Joyner: Youngs Crossing Rd near Protheroe Rd
King Scrub: Bond Road at the creek
King Scrub: Fingerboard Rd near Royston St
King Scrub: Glengariff Way
Kobble Creek: Dales Road
Kobble Creek: Kobble Creek Rd at Pringles Rd
Kobble Creek: Pringles Rd at gravel road section
Kobble Creek: Pringles Rd near Farrow Rd
Kobble Creek: Pringles Road near Kobble Creek Road
Kurwongbah: Browns Road near McCormack Road
Kurwongbah: Forbes Road at Sideling Creek
Kurwongbah: McCormack Road South
Kurwongbah: Moore Road
Kurwongbah: Neilson Road near Thedore Road
Kurwongbah: Ski Road at Scout Road
Laceys Creek: Baker Road at Laceys Creek
Laceys Creek: Costelloe Rd at Upper Crossing
Laceys Creek: Costelloe Rd at Lower Crossing
Laceys Creek: Dahls Crossing
Laceys Creek: Laceys Creek Rd at Worths Crossing
Laceys Creek: Laceys Creek Rd near Costelloe Rd
Laceys Creek: Laceys Creek Rd near Raynbird Creek Rd
Laceys Creek: Rowe Rd off Laceys Creek Rd
Laceys Creek: Strain Rd
Laceys Creek: Wirth Rd at Laceys Creek Rd
Laceys Creek: Wirth Road at May Road
Laceys Creek: Wirth Rd at Esplanade
Lawnton: Bells Pocket Rd
Lawnton: Lawnton Pocket Rd at Walker Rd
Lawnton: Lawnton Pocket Rd at Bells Pocket Rd
Lawnton: Leis Parade from Norfolk Avenue to Park entrance
Lawnton: Leis Parade from Gympie Road to Railway
Lawnton: Todds Road
Lawnton: Todds Rd at Todds Gully
Mango Hill: Anzac Ave at Saltwater Creek
Mango Hill: Chermside Rd between John St and Kinsellas Rd West
Mango Hill: Maryvale Road
Margate: Victoria Ave between Henzell Rd and Knight St
Moodlu: Whittington Rd
Moodlu: Williams Rd, Lagoon Creek
Moorina: Moorina Rd near F Lindsay Rd
Moorina: Moorina Rd near Haywood Rd
Morayfield: Buchanan Rd near Kirkcaldy St
Morayfield: Clark Road at Hauton Road
Morayfield: Coach Rd West at Laver Street
Morayfield: Glenwood Dve
Morayfield: Grogan Rd
Morayfield: Mcloughlin Rd
Morayfield: Nairn Rd
Morayfield: Petersen Rd near Bushland Place
Morayfield: Petersen Rd at Sheepstation Creek
Morayfield: Trafalgar Drive at Buchanan Road
Morayfield: Underpass Rd near William Berry Drive
Morayfield: Visentin Rd, near underpass
Morayfield: William Berry Drive
Mount Delaney: Dewhurts Rd
Mount Delaney: Wiseman Road at creek
Mount Pleasant: Courts Lane
Mount Pleasant: Henzell Rd
Mount Pleasant: Stratton Rd at Mount Brisbane Rd
Mount Pleasant: Stratton rd near Palm Creek Rd
Narangba: Browns Creek Road
Narangba: Moorina Road at Burpengary Creek
Narangba: New Settlement Rd at underpass
Narangba: Oakey Flat Rd at New Settlement Rd
Narangba: Oakey Flat Rd at Rifle Range Rd
Narangba: Viewland Drive
Neurum: Neurum Rd
Neurum: Perkins Rd near Stanton Rd
Neurum: Rasmussen Road
Neurum: Rassmussen Road at Neurum Creek Crossing
Newport: Boardman Rd roundabout at Griffith Rd
Ningi: Browns Rd
Petrie: Youngs Crossing Rd at North Pine River
Rocksberg: Best Road at Keillors Crossing
Rocksberg: Caboolture River Rd at Ten Bob Crossing
Rocksberg: Caboolture River Rd at Cockies Crossing
Rocksberg: Caboolture River Road at Five Pound Crossing
Rocksberg: McNamara Road at Browns Crossing
Rocksberg: McNamara Rd at Eliza Crossing
Rocksberg: Old North Rd at Zillmans Crossing
Rocksberg: W James Rd at Upper Crossing
Rocksberg: W James Rd at Middle Crossing
Rocksberg: W James Rd at Lower Crossing
Rothwell: McGahey St near Hubner Drive
Samford Valley: Mayfield Road
Samsonvale: Basin Road close to 365 Basin Road Entrance
Stanmore: Bellthorpe Range Road near Simpson Road
Stanmore: Cove Road between Dunning Lane and Millwood Road
Stanmore: Cove Road
Stanmore: Mccabe Road at Cove Road
Stony Creek: Eaton Lane
Stony Creek: Fletcher Road
Stony Creek: Stony Creek Road at Stony Creek
Strathpine: Gympie Rd at Ball Hills Flats
Strathpine: Kensington Way
Strathpine: Mott St
Toorbul: Hume Rd near Bonney Rd
Toorbul: Pumicestone Rd at Elimbah Creek
Upper Caboolture: Litherland Road
Upper Caboolture: Tinney Rd at Caboolture River Rd
Wamuran Basin: Basin Rd at R Sampson Rd
Wamuran Basin: R Sampson Road at Basin Road
Wamuran Basin: R Sampson Road at R Williams Road
Wamuran: Hoffman Road Near Pates Road
Wamuran: King Rd near Powell Rd
Wamuran: Lockhart Road near Green Road
Wamuran: Powell Rd near King Rd
Wamuran: Prosser Rd at Scurr Rd
Wamuran: R Williams Rd near D'Aguilar Highway
Wamuran: Ziviani Rd
Warner: Kremzow Rd at Jacksonia Drive
White Patch: White Patch Esplanade
Whiteside: Vores Rd near Grant St
Whiteside: Whiteside Rd near Barnes Rd
Whiteside: Whiteside Rd
Whiteside: Whiteside Rd at Patman Rd
Woodford: Batchelor Road at Webb Road
Woodford: Cove Road at Old Cove Road
Woodford: Cove Road at Kilcoy-Beerwah Road
Woodford: D'Aguilar Highway at Stanley River
Woodford: Golf Course Road
Woodford: Neurum Road near Walker Lane
Woodford: Neurum Road at Monkeybong Creek
Woodford: Old Cove Road at Blackrock Creek
Woodford: Walker Lane near Kropp Road
Yugar: Hansen Rd past Jennifer Close
Remember: If it's flooded, forget it.
For flood emergency assistance phone the SES on 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies, phone Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Current emergency information is available at qld.gov.au/alerts.
This advice is also available by phoning 1300 659 219.