Region cops round two drenching with disaster groups meeting
PARTS of the Gladstone region were threatened with a second round of flooding as the sky opened up at the weekend.
Biloela residents were given an option to evacuate their homes on Saturday night, with fears the region could see a repeat of the devastating January floods.
The Local Disaster Management Group met in the Banana Shire to discuss the possibility of another flood event.
An evacuation centre was set up Jambin State School as a precaution for residents who wished to evacuate.
Meanwhile, Gladstone residents battled with road closures, cancelled sporting events and a dull sky as 117mm pummelled the region on Saturday and yesterday.
Bureau of Meteorology weather observer Damian Ousley said showers would continue in Gladstone throughout the week.
"Rain will ease back to the end of the week with scattered showers along the coast expected," Mr Ousley said.
"Scattered showers are the most we'll see for Gladstone at this stage."
Between 5-10mm is predicted to fall in Gladstone today, tomorrow and Wednesday.
Rain is expected to ease to 1-5mm on Thursday.
As of 6pm last night Essendean Bridge on Tableland Rd, Agnes Water was closed to traffic due to localised flooding.
Motorists using Old Tannum Rd were encouraged to take alternate routes after the road flooded in three places on Saturday night.
Almost 3m of water fell over the Awoonga Dam spillway.
This was in stark comparison to 8m spill during the January floods. Today Gladstone is set to receive scattered showers throughout the day, and the weather is set to ease on Thursday.
- 1mm March 3-4
- 64.4mm March 2-3.
- 90.6mm March 1-2.
- 100mm March 2-3.