Debbie batters south east Queensland


After the after effects of Cyclone Debbie schools will remain closed on Friday in Queensland.

Debbie caused heavy rainfall in the area with flash flooding expected.

Regardless of predictions the weather will ease on Thursday. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says they want to be certain students aren’t at any risk.

She said that he apologizes for any difficulty. She said that the safety of Queenslanders is much important for them. Acoording to the news updates 763 state schools, 1286 Catholic and private schools and 546 child care centers are included.

All the theme parks on the Gold Coast and beaches on south eastern coast from Mackay were also closed. The SES has received more than 4000 calls for help. More than 50 thousands homes are presently without energy across the state.

The Premier told Sky News that inhabitants in the south east ‘are revitalizing themselves for more bad weather.’ She said that they had rain and had to get people off the road.

They closed the schools to keep people off the streets. They sent people home from work, because their first concern is to keep Queenslanders safe. She says establishment is expecting up to 500mm of rain in 24 hours in some parts of the state.

The Bureau of Meteorology is also predicting wind gusts of up to 125km/h expected in coastal areas.

Major flood warnings are for the Kolan River, Baffle Creek, Logan River and the Albert River in the state’s south-east.

The QFES says 40 swift water rescues have been conducted in the area. There are emergency alert for water levels at the Callide and Kroombit Dams. According to police residents downstream of the dams are advised to monitor dam levels.

There is a threat of flooding to the Lockyer Valley, which was distressed during the 2011 tsunami floods.

Parts of Brisbane have already received 226 millimeters of rain in 24 hours. While on the Gold Coast some parts have seen 380mm.

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