Thousands of people in Logan, south of Brisbane face worsening floods, as rivers which peaked higher than Cyclone Debbie continue to overflow.

Thousands of people in Logan, south of Brisbane, face worsening floods, as rivers which peaked higher than Cyclone Debbie continue to overflow.

Major flooding – above 2017 levels – is continuing along the Logan River in Queensland.

Forecasters say the river peaked at 20.64 metres at Maclean Bridge at 8pm on Monday, just above the 2017 of 20.50 metres.

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Almost 5000 people are without power, and almost 200 roads are closed.

Almost 20 people spent Monday at an evacuation centre, Logan City Council, said.

The Council urged locals to stay alert despite some water levels dropping.

They warned 200 homes could be “significantly impacted.”

City of Logan Mayor Darren Power, said the emergency was continuing.

“Now is not the time to be complacent as we still have a long way to go,” Councillor Power said.

“We’ve got around 200 roads across the city that are either closed or affected by floodwater.

“Some will be closed for days as water recedes and Council engineers can conduct safety inspections.”

Flagstone, Jimboomba and Logan Reserve remain cut off, the Council, said.

The Logan River level is likely to remain above 16m for most of Wednesday the Bureau of Meteorology said.

At Maclean Bridge the river has peaked at 18.54 metres and is expected to stay around 16m.

At Waterford it peaked at 11.15m — also above 11.05m in the aftermath of Debbie.

Up to 800mm of rain has fallen across the area over the past few days, with more showers and storms on the way.

Brisbane cleans up

In Brisbane, the clean-up is beginning as floods, which caused havoc along the Brisbane River, begin to recede.

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Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue crews are helping asses safety.

Trains and many buses remain cancelled across the city.

The ‘mud army’ who answered the call to help after the 2011 floods are also mobilising.

Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Adrian Schrinner, said: “We’re focusing all our attention now on the recovery, and the clean up, and the mud army 2.0.”

Further north in Gympie, a mammoth effort is underway to get the town back to normal.

In Goodna, Ipswich, thick mud has been left behind as water levels dropped, with silt covering cars .

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the state’s flood crisis eclipses those of the storms of 1974.

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Trapped on Gold Coast

Hundreds of people were stuck in a tunnel on the Gold Coast by floods on Tuesday.

People were stranded in the M1 tunnel at Chinderah. A truck full of frozen kebabs threw open the doors and they were thrown on somebody’s barbecue.

More than 50 roads remain closed, and beaches are closed due to weather quality.

See the latest flood warnings here.

Weather forecast for Queensland

There’s chance of a shower across south east Queensland, with a possible thunderstorm coming in the afternoon or evening which could bring damaging winds and heavy rain.

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