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



Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Stunning HINTERLAND... $875,000 - Price...
House 4 1 2
A CUTE CHARACTER COTTAGE... $395,000
House 3 1 1
LARGE DUAL LIVING... Priced in the...
House 5 3 2
WELL-PRESENTED 3 B/R... $298,000
House 3 2 1

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Coolum jobs listed daily


Featured Jobs
PROPERTY MANAGER... Peregian Beach Full Time
[Opportunities with APN]... [Opportunities with APN] Retail Champion Sunshine Coast Newspaper Company The Sunshine Coast ...
Carpenter gangs Coolum Beach Contract



Local Partners

Local Profile

Stay Connected

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Horoscopes

Virgo

Being the martyr and loving until it hurts is not necessary. Reciprocal relationships are the key idea for you today. If you plan to plan to...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save