WARNING: Residents need to be cautious on the roads as storms may cause flash flooding. Pic: Supplied
WARNING: Residents need to be cautious on the roads as storms may cause flash flooding. Pic: Supplied

WARNING: As storms thrash Chinchilla BOM warns of flooding

A severe thunderstorm passed over Chinchilla at 5.30pm Saturday, January 25, bringing up to 90mm bucketing down on the town.

The rain that lasted for a few hours saw roadways threatened by flood, and paddocks inundated by a sea of water.

The Bureau of Meteorology has released a warning for the Maranoa and Warrego region, cautioning residents that severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in warning areas over the next several hours.

Locations which may be affected include Dalby, Roma, Emerald, Clermont, Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Goondiwindi, Moranbah, Hughenden, Richmond, Collinsville and Camooweal.

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.
 

Here is a list of rainfall totals from across Chinchilla:

Auburn Rd 60mm
Windmill Rd 80mm
Pine Trees Estate 88mm
Food Works Chinchilla 75mm
Sheriff St 55mm
Birkett St 59mm
Glasson St 60mm
Evans St 65mm
Burnt Bridge 60mm
Leichardt St 60mm
Cemetery Rd 55mm


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