Queensland on alert for more wild weather, bushfires
At least 20 fires are burning across central Queensland, some of them on homes and one has closed an interstate highway.
At least four people have died and 150 have been evacuated following a week of severe storms that destroyed homes and sparked bushfires.
최고의 퀄리티«We’ve lost 150 people and the loss of life is devastating,» Queensland Fire and Emergency Service chief Duncan Morgan said.
The Queensland Government said it had put up warning signs at schools and workplaces around the state urging parents not to go out alone at night because lightning strikes could make them risk a serious injury.
Some roads and bridges had been shut with major road closures reported in Brisbane, Townsville, Theport, Wodonga, Bendigo and Darwin.
NSW authorities have closed the eastern coast of Queensland and warned 카지노 게임people to take safety advice when travelling near the coast.
NSW Police says bushfires caused an emergency spillway at St Albans in the north-east to become over보성출장마사지 보성출장안마whelmed.
The emergency spillway is still open but the Queensland Emergency Management Agency says the road will be closed at least until about 2:30am today.
The Queensland Government says more than 80,000 homes and businesses are without power following an outages across the state.
Barrister Jason Gillett says a large blaze on the east coast of Queensland will lead to major damage in Townsville.
«The smoke will rise and the dust will build up like it’s never seen before and we’re going to hear stories as far as homes are affected,» he said.
«A lot of homes are about the same scale as the ones that were damaged in 2008.»
Flooding still possible in Brisbane
In Brisbane and several towns in the east, a major storm surge has washed away the flood waters that caused flood warnings in places like Glenorchy, St Helens and Newgate.
But while the flash flooding was predicted to end at some stage in central Queensland, it was still possible for areas of flooding to continue across the state’s northeast coast.
Flooding still a potential threat in NSW
Flooding is continuing in parts of the state, with the Storm Weather Centre declaring major flood threats in Brisbane, the north-east, northern NSW and the far south.
The agency says parts of the state have seen high tide of over 16 metres.
Flooding is expected to remain a serious concern in NSW for th