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Rain recorded as cyclone threat passes

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Recent wet weather is a reminder for drivers: if it's flooded, forget it. Photo: South Kolan Hotel Motel shared this photo on Wednesday of the bridge at Cedars Road.

As the recent rainy weather, along with the threat of cyclone impacts, clear from the Bundaberg Region community members are reminded: if it’s flooded, forget it.

While widespread rainfall was recorded across the region, local areas were spared the worst effects of ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily which impacted other areas of the state.

The Flood Watch for the Burnett River and other catchments in the Bundaberg Region has now been cancelled by Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and the Bundaberg Local Disaster management Group (LDMG) has moved to Stand Down.

Leading into the Australia Day long weekend much of Queensland was watching the skies for uncertain weather as a tropical low turned into Tropical Cyclone Kirrily.

Fortunately, the majority of the Bundaberg Region was spared the heavy rain witnessed in other areas of Queensland, but Woodgate in particular received quite a downpour on Tuesday with more than 100 mm falling in the 24 hour period.

If it’s flooded, forget it

Floodwater can make even the most familiar roads dangerous.

Three quarters of Queenslanders have experienced driving in and around floodwaters in the past two years.

The best way to avoid driving in floodwater is to be prepared. Check if flooding is likely, plan ahead and make alternative arrangements so you are not driving on flooded roads.

To prepare your car and understand the real risks of floodwater head to the Get Read Queensland website by clicking here.

Local rainfall totals Tuesday 30 January

  • Woodgate AL 114 mm
  • Childers South 41 mm
  • Cordalba AL 18 mm
  • Bundaberg South AL 24 mm
  • Bundaberg AWS 29 mm
  • Gin Gin AL 30 mm
  • Morganville 83mm
  • Gaeta 102mm

To keep up to date with the latest information, weather warning and road closures head to the Disaster Dashboard here.

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