Whilst many parts of Queensland prepare for recovery efforts as water begins to recede Police and Emergency Services would like to remind the community of the dangers of flood waters and damaged roads.
Queensland Police Assistant Commissioner Brett Pointing said that emergency services have attended a number of incidents where people have entered flood affected areas.
At Milmerran SES responded to a car in floodwater on the Gore Highway which was inundated for three kilometres with levels as deep as three metres.
Following its de-activation in 2008 due to a lack of volunteers, Millmerran and surrounding areas did not have close SES support and relied on assistance from Cecil Plains or Pittsworth, but the unit was reactivated only a matter of weeks ago after a new contingent of volunteers finished their training.
The rescued man told Millmerran SES members he heard rumours that the road could be crossed safely. Police have charged this man for driving without due care and attention.
“There are multiple road closures in many parts of the State. These closures and interruptions are constantly changing as flood levels rise and fall. Obey road closure signage and please plan your trip and make sure you check the available information on road conditions from websites,” said Assistant Commissioner Pointing.
The Gore Highway to Millmerran is closed between Brookstead and Millmerran until further notice. Motorists are urged to delay any trip along this road, or where possible find an alternative route.
A swift water rescue team also had to rescue a man at Perry Road, Bundaberg North last night around 11pm. He suffered minor injuries.