GALLERY: Gladstone's big wet, what happened and what you need to know
MORE than 100mm of rain fell on Gladstone and the surrounding region today, causing flash flooding and chaos.
Cars were trapped in flood water and water rescue teams were deployed throughout different parts of the Gladstone region.
Towards Miriam Vale and Bororen there were reports a 'mini tornado' had ripped roofs from at least three homes.
The damage from the weather event means the region is eligible for Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements funding.
There were more than 50 roads closed at the height of the floods and many remain shut.
Amount of rain:
From midnight until 7pm tonight 138.6mm of rain fell,
The majority of that was between 9-10am with 57mm being recorded in Gladstone in just one hour.
The rain though was pelting hard in the morning, with 80mm recorded between midnight and 9am this morning.
Some rivers in the region, particularly Baffle Creek have burst their banks.
At Alligator Flats at 7.11pm the water was recorded at 3.7m, 2.15m above the bridge but it was falling, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
The Boyne River at Boyne Island at 7.38pm was recorded at 0.44m but was rising.
At Benaraby it was 3.12m and rising.
This is considered below minor flooding.
As of 5.45pm Lake Awoonga was at 113%, last week it was less than 90%, indicating just how much rain hit the region.
Gladstone Area Water Board operations and maintenance manager Sarah Lunau said inflows to Lake Awoonga were continuing, with a peak of 41.65m expected within the next 24 hours.
"Water levels are expected peak at 41.65m by 4pm tomorrow afternoon (Friday) and then start to recede over the following days,” she said.
Boyne Valley residents are being warned to expect inundation of the Gladstone-Monto Rd this evening.
Hundreds were left without power today in Clinton after a car crashed into a power pole on Red Rover Rd.
Communities further south at Turkey Beach, Foreshores, Bororen, Miriam Vale and Nagoorin are still being impacted, according to Ergon Energy's website.
There are 635 customers affected because of the storm.
In the Rosedale area 93 customers don't have power yet.
Gordon Rd - Burua
Friswell Rd - Burua
Chamberlain Rd - Burua
McGrath Rd - Burua
Jefferis Rd - Beecher
Raglan Station Rd - Ambrose
O'Conner Rd - Benaraby
Mt Alma Rd - Bracewell
Dawson Hwy, Road closed at Catfish Creek - Calliope
Schilling Lane - Calliope
Weeroona Rd - Calliope
Old Coach Rd - Calliope
Tablelands Rd - Calliope - Open with caution water over road
Taragoola Rd - Calliope - open with caution
Calliope River Rd - Calliope - open with caution
Racecourse Rd - Calliope - open with caution
Gladstone-Monto Rd - Calliope to Boyne Valley
Popenia Rd - Darts Creek
Mt Alma Rd - East Creek
Calliope Station Rd - Mt Alma
The Narrows Rd - Mt Larcom
Goodman Rd- Mt Larcom
Raglan Station Rd - Raglan
Gentle Annie Rd - Raglan - open with caution
Targinnie Rd, Targinnie - open with caution
Blackgate Rd, Wooderson
Dawson Hwy, Road closed at Sheep Station Creek
Fingerboard Rd - Alligator Flats, Miriam Vale
Bindaree Rd - Thee Mile Bridge, Miriam Vale
Blackmans Gap Rd - House Creek, Miriam Vale
Gorge Rd - Baffle Creek Bridge, Lowmead
Lowmead Rd - various location, Colesseum
Reed Bed Rd - Lagoon Creek, Bororen
Koorawatha Drive, Bororen
Tableland Rd - Essendean Bridge, Mt Maria
Coast Rd, Baffle Creek
Deepwater Rd, Deepwater
Turkey Beach Rd, Turkey Beach
Hills Road - Bridge, Baffle Creek
All schools that were closed today will remain closed tomorrow, giving students an early start to the school holidays.
What else is closed:
Woolworths at the Valley and many other shops were closed today because of flooding.
Woolworths will open tomorrow
Gladstone Tondoon Botanic Gardens (to be reassessed on Monday, April 3)
Millennium Esplanade playground, Tannum Sands (to be reassessed tomorrow)
Round Gladstone Trail (closed until inspections for fallen trees and flood damage can be completed).
Some Youth Week events scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed. These are; End of Summer Party at Mount Larcom, Disco at Agnes Water and Empower your Business session in Gladstone.
Most sports event for the weekend were cancelled including all rugby league and soccer matches.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, not that much, in comparison anyway.
Tomorrow is expected to be sunny with a top of 30 degrees.
There are possible showers forecast during the weekend, with a 30% chance of rain, according to BoM.