FLOOD RISK: BOM has said heavy rain could cause flooding today.
FLOOD RISK: BOM has said heavy rain could cause flooding today.

STORM WARNING: Thunderstorms expected as floods continue

UPDATE:SEVERE thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to further flash flooding over the next several hours, according to the Bureau of Meterology.

Locations which may be affected include Warwick, Toowoomba Stanthorpe and Gatton. 

BOM reported 83mm had been seen in Goomburra in an hour, while , 43mm has been observed at Warwick. 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
- Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
-  Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
- Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
- Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
-  For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

EARLIER: A SEVERE thunderstorm warning and flood risk has been issued for parts of the Southern Downs, including Warwick and Stanthorpe.

According to a Bureau of Meteorology alert, heavy falls with slow moving storms may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours.

Locations set to be affected include Warwick, Stanthorpe and Goondiwindi.

Environdata's Warwick weather station has recorded 16.2mm since 9am this morning, boosting Leslie Dam to 7.66 per-cent capacity.

The alert comes as 166mm rain was recorded at Ruined Castle in three hours.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. and to be beware of fallen trees and powerlines.

- For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.


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