Residents in towns across South East Queensland are on high alert this morning after emergency services issued fresh flood warnings overnight.

Warnings are currently in place for Pimpama and Beaudesert due to rapid water rising in Logan River, with concerns of flash flooding in surrounding catchments.

Emergency services have received 1400 calls for help since Sunday with five swift water rescues conducted all as a result of people driving into floodwaters.

“We’re expecting probably some easing of conditions today but our troops are still out there,” QFES Deputy Commissioner Mark Roche told Today.

“We are saying to people please don’t be complacent. There is a lot of water around, still some roads closed, some bridges over with the water and we’re saying to people if it’s flooded forget it,” Mr Roche said.

The Logan River at Beaudesert is currently sitting at heights of 12.3m – well above the major flood level of 8.3m.

The Gold Coast has been hammered by three days of intense rain with over 572 calls for help in the last 24 hours.

Despite forecast sun in flood-affected areas today, people are being warned not to become complacent with any further rain likely to cause rapid river rises.



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