Queensland’s South-East is mopping up after some of the highest rainfalls seen in almost a century.
Two deaths have been blamed on the weekend deluge. A 47-year-old woman was swept away when a wall of water came rushing through Bouldercombe Gorge south of Rockhampton yesterday.
And on Saturday night a teenage boy drowned when the car he was in got caught in floodwaters. The drenching over the past few days has given the South East’s water supplies a boost. About five weeks of supply has been added.
The damage bill from Queensland’s month of wild weather is expected to top 100-million-dollars.
The massive clean up continues this morning following days of wild weather. The SES received more than 800 calls for help over the weekend.
Some areas of Brisbane and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts received their highest 24 hour rain fall in more than a century.