Drivers get message about staying out of floodwater

MIRIAM Vale SES had a quiet weekend compared to Friday's dramatic rescues, when four people had to be retrieved from floodwaters.

SES controller Doug Savage said he was pleased road users were adhering to the conditions.

"It's been pleasantly quiet since that guy drove around a barrier and got his car flooded," he said.

"Every year, people think they know better and drive through flooded creeks and rivers, and every year we have to rescue them," he said.

Mr Savage warned that even if you have driven the same road 100 times, don't underestimate the danger and depth of flood waters.

"It's not worth risking your life," he said.

The Bureau of Meteorology reported 5mm of rainfall in Miriam Vale at the weekend, while Seventeen Seventy recorded 34mm.

Boyne Island recorded 11mm and Gladstone 8mm.



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