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Call goes out to evacuate St George

The Balonne River has risen faster than expected.
The Balonne River has risen faster than expected. Emilee Woolcock

RESIDENTS of St George have been urged to evacuate as the southwest Queensland town awaits an expected record flood peak.

Balonne Shire Council advised residents this morning to leave via the Moonie Highway while access remains open.

Mayor Donna Stewart said the Balonne River has risen faster than expected and is likely to eclipse record levels by mid-Monday, and could keep on rising.

She urged everyone to register with the Red Cross once they have evacuated.

Ms Stewart said time had run out to complete a temporary levee and that authorities are considering forced evacuations for the town's 2500 residents.

> > Read more at brisbanetimes.com.au
 

Topics:  balonne river, balonne shire council, flooding, moonie highway, st george


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