Euleilah Creek. One-lane road coming into Baffle Creek.
Euleilah Creek. One-lane road coming into Baffle Creek. Judy Ferrari

'Completely isolated': Several rural residents relocating

3pm | A NUMBER of people residing on Lowmead Rd have left their homes and relocated to friends' and neighbours' homes due to rising flood waters in the area.

According to the Lowmead Rural Fire Brigade, the local pub has relocated freezers and fridges to the rural fire shed. Food and storage that has been inundated with water has also been moved.

"No people have chosen to go to the fire shed yet, but it is available if people should choose to go there," the local disaster coordinator said.

The local church is also open to anyone who needs it.

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2pm | SEVERAL Lowmead residents have chosen to relocate due to high levels of flooding in the area.

According to first officer of Wartburg Judy Ferrari, "houses at Lowmead are starting to get inundated with flood waters."

Ms Ferrari first alerted Lowmead residents of some relocations under way via the Rosedale Fire Watch Facebook Page.

Coast Road Baffle Creek.
Coast Road Baffle Creek. Judy Ferrari

"I'm at Baffle and we're quite cut off. Yalila Bridge is under and has cut off the whole area. We're completely isolated," she said. 

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QFES acting inspector Noel King of the Gladstone Command said "if you think that you need to relocate to the rural fire shed, please do so," he said.

"If it's flooded, forget it."

Updates to follow.



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