Residents of the Glasshouse Mountains, the Brown family, lost part of their roof at 3am in the storm (from left) Danielle, Sarah and Charley.
Residents of the Glasshouse Mountains, the Brown family, lost part of their roof at 3am in the storm (from left) Danielle, Sarah and Charley. Jason Dougherty

Flood disaster photos

QUEENSLAND Premier Anna Bligh has declared a flood disaster in south-east Queensland after the most extensive flooding in the region since the 1974 floods.

Areas of heavy rain are continuing through the coast and ranges south of Brisbane and are expected to contract to the southern parts of the Gold Coast and the Granite Belt during Thursday.

A strong upper low is located over inland southern Queensland, moving east. A low is located over Moreton Bay and is near stationary.

Localised flash flooding is expected in the areas of heavier rain. The heaviest rain on Wednesday evening was located between Brisbane and the NSW border.

How is the wild weather affecting you? Tell us your story below or send us photos.



Residents of the Glasshouse Mountains area were hit hardest as storms dumped over 300mm of rain.



Residents of the Glasshouse Mountains, the Brown family, lost part of their roof at 3am in the storm (from left) Danielle, Sarah and Charley.



Residents of the Glasshouse Mountains area were hit hard by rain. The driver of this van escaped serious injury after driving through flood water on Old Gympie Road just north of Pikes Road, Beerwah.

These pictures below are courtesy of Tweed Daily News.

Roads were inundated with rising flood waters.


Entire properties, like this one, were blocked off.

Gold Coast resident Lucy Penrose sent these pictures in of her backyard, with fallen trees and a raging creek behind her house.






Flooding at the beginning of Kruger Parade, Redbank Plains. Photo: Sarah Harvey, Queensland Times.


Playground or water world? Banjo Paterson Park at Redbank Plains goes under. Photo: Sarah Harvey, Queensland Times.


Amanda Draheim kindly sent in this image her fiance took of flooding on Tessman Street, Riverview, where a woman got stranded while attempting to cross a wide section of floodwater.


Dhanishta sent in this photo of Byrrill Ck Rd, Byrrill Ck taken at8.35am Thursday. Local residents are cut off from the Kyogle Rd andfrom getting out to town with a number of bridges and causewaysflooded.

View flood photos from south-east Queensland.

For more images of floods around the Sunshine Coast, check out The Sunshine Coast Daily's photo gallery from Wednesday, May 20, and a second flood gallery from Thursday, May 21.

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