Warrego River may reach 6.45m

Charleville - The Warrego River level is currently predicted to reach 6.45m, which will equal the level reached in March 2010. The Bureau of Meteorology will release a peak forecast on Friday morning.

Major flood levels are rising between Lochinvar and Augathella on the upper Warrego where major flood levels will exceed 6.5m overnight. Major flood levels are rising at The 27 Mile Garden, with levels up to 5m expected in the next 24 hours.

About 17 SES members will be flown from Toowoomba to Charleville on Friday morning.

Mitchell - The current level of the Maranoa River is 8.8m. An evacuation centre has been set up at the Council Depot Station, St George Road. For info call 1300 007 662 or see Maranoa Council website

Roma - An emergency alert has been issued for Roma from Maranoa Regional Council. Roma residents should remain on alert for possible heavy rainfall overnight in the Bungil Creek which could result in increased flood heights in Roma.

St George - The Balonne River is projected to rise on Sunday or Monday to a height in excess of 13m. Three flood boats with six SES members will deploy from Brisbane region to St George on Friday.

QFRS would like to remind residents in the flood-affected areas that if it's flooded, forget it.

People who enter floodwaters are not only putting their lives at risk, but the lives of their rescuers. Although firefighters are highly trained and skilled, swift water rescue is the most dangerous operation they are required to undertake.

Those with flood and rain damage are reminded to contact the SES for assistance on 132 500. In a life-threatening or time critical emergency, call Triple Zero (000). 

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