Two men on their way to work yesterday morning were caught in floodwater as they attempted to cross Yabba Creek near Imbil.
Two men on their way to work yesterday morning were caught in floodwater as they attempted to cross Yabba Creek near Imbil. Submitted

Floody idiots

FLOODED creek? What flooded creek?

Two men on their way to a job at Borumba Dam were caught in floodwater as they attempted to cross Yabba Creek just out of Imbil at about 5.30am.

Imbil Police Senior Constable Bill Greer said the men said they hit the water before they saw it.

The fast-flowing water pushed their vehicle to the side of the bridge. Snr Constable Greer said fortunately the sedan’s tyres became wedged up against the edge, stopping the vehicle from going over the side.

Local farmers managed to pull them out with a four-wheel-drive and a tractor.

Both men were uninjured, but their vehicle was submerged.

Police once again urged motorists to use their common sense and drive according to conditions, to reduce their speed in the rain, allow extra room between vehicles and not attempt to cross flooded roads.

They also reminded drivers to be mindful that road conditions and closures change as creeks and water courses rise and fall quickly.

Parents should ensure their children are not playing in flood prone waterways, gullies and drains as flash floods rise quickly and unexpectedly, often caused by rain not in the immediate vicinity.

Unsure of what may happen overnight, some residents and businesses in flood prone areas were considering a plan of action or in some cases beginning to move out in anticipation that the river would burst its banks.

Jeffco Containers in River Road was taking no chances, shifting stock.

Minor to moderate flooding was expected along the Mary River overnight.

SES area director Terry Clark said there were few problems yesterday but he asked people to take the time to prepare their homes for weather events such as this by clearing gutters, repairing leaks in roofs and cutting back trees and branches that could pose a hazard in high winds.

Meteorologists are predicting that the heaviest rain should move offshore from eastern Queensland today but shower activity is likely to continue until the end of the working week.

Got photos of recent flooding in your local area that you'd like share? Email them to editorial@finda.com.au.

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