Rivers still rising in Jimboomba

Nikky Malcolm took this picture just before Maclean Bridge was closed.
Nikky Malcolm took this picture just before Maclean Bridge was closed.

Maclean Bridge, between North and South Maclean, has been closed due to rising flood water.

At 3pm, the Logan River was measured at 19.11m.

The expected flood level for the Logan River is set to exceed 2013 levels.

Logan City Council are advising residents in low lying areas close to the Albert and Logan rivers and their tributaries to continue to closely monitor their situation.

River heights will be updated at 6pm. http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/flood/logan-albert-river-basin.shtml

River heights will be updated at 6pm. http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/flood/logan-albert-river-basin.shtml

Flooding has peaked in the Albert River at Beenleigh and is now expected to subside.

Payne Bridge between Jimboomba and Flagstone has also gone under water.

The Mount Lindesay Highway is cut at Jimboomba near Camp Cable Road through to Johanna Street.

Jimboomba State School teacher Paul Ball said this was the highest he had ever seen the flood waters around Jimboomba.

“You can’t even see the football posts at Hill College, which means it has got to be hgiher than the 2013 flood,” he said.

Residents flocked to the water edges around town to take photos and show children why they couldn’t attend school or leave their homes on Thursday.

Jimboomba resident David Bryce said It was worse than the 1991 flood but still not as bad as 1974.

“I think the bureau got their prediction pretty right this time,” he said.

“It’s just come up so quickly though, we’ve never seen the river rise this fast or rain to fall that quick.”

Residents are able to head to evacuation centres at Beenleigh and Districts Senior Citizens and Beenleigh PCYC, 20-38 Alamein Street, Beenleigh, Logan Metro Sports Centre, Browns Plains Road, Crestmead and Jimboomba Basketball Stadium, South St, Jimboomba.

UPDATE: 5pm: The evacuation centre at Jimboomba is now closed. 

Pets are not able to be brought to the centres. Registered assistance animals are permitted.

As at 1.30pm, SES crews had received 352 requests for assistance and are continuing to clear the backlog of calls.

For emergencies, please call the SES on 132 500 or call Triple Zero (000) if the matter is life threatening.

Suncorp is urging customers impacted by the flooding in South East Queensland to lodge their claims as soon as it is safe to do so.

Suncorp’s brands include AAMI, GIO, Apia, Suncorp Insurance, Vero, Bingle, Resilium and CIL.

Spokesperson for the organisation, Rob White said the insurer is readying additional Customer Response Teams to enter the affected areas as soon as the floodwaters recede and the local authorities provide the all clear.

More than 110 roads have been cut by flood waters and council has advised motorists to keep off the roads as river heights are expected to remain high for 24 to 48 hours.

Find all road closures at disaster.logan.qld.gov.au/road-hazards

Energex have reported that more than 9700 residents are without power across the City of Logan.

Some residents are not expected to have power restored until 11pm on April 1.

Find power outage updates at energex.com.au/home/power-outages/emergency-outages.