Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Man dies after couple trapped in ute; bad weather again

A man has died in floodwaters in south-east Queensland, as the state faces another dangerous rain bomb event.
Emergency services were called to Kingsthorpe, near Toowoomba, just before 5am.
A ute with a man and a woman in it was trapped in floodwaters.
The woman was rescued and taken to hospital in a stable condition, but the man was found dead at the scene.
A number of dogs were also killed.
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.
The region is still recovering from devastating floods earlier this year, in which 13 people were killed.
Authorities have warned that with more heavy rain forecast for the region, it will not take much to cause more flash-flooding.
Stay up to date with the latest weather warnings at the Bureau of Meteorology website.
Weather alert
Storms and rain will increase across Australia’s east coast today, sparking a warning for “dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding” across flood-ravaged parts of New South Wales and Queensland.
In an update posted to Twitter, the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said communities across north eastern NSW and south east Queensland are most at risk — a month after the catastrophic flooding event of February, March.
A storm warning currently in effect for Queensland stretches from Noosa, down to Coolangatta on the NSW border.

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