Please note, although your property may not have been directly affected by this flood event, the event has been included in your suburb listing because according to the Bureau of Meteorology river gauge data, a catchment near your suburb recorded a high mark. This event may have affected your suburb. The map on the left shows the affected catchments.

The light to moderate rainfall over Southeast Queensland during early January intensified overnight on 4th of January producing flash flooding on the Nerang and Coomera Rivers and Gold Coast Creeks, and the Logan/Albert Rivers with moderate to major flooding which lasted only 1-3 days. The rapid river rises washed away some sections of roadway creek crossings and bridges within the Boonah and Beaudesert Shire Councils, and Emergency Services were kept very busy with swift water rescues and dealing with vehicles caught in flooded crossings.

Torrential rain and gale force winds caused wide-spread damage to the regions around south-east Queensland. The heavy rainfall was a direct result of a low pressure system that persisted over the coral sea. Furthermore, the system then combined with an upper low to produce the heavy deluge. Towns affected included Boonah, Brisbane City, Clifton, Cooloola, Logan, Gold Coast City, Stanthorpe and Warwick. There was widespread damage to local infrastructure including bridges, roads and railways. State Emergency Services engaged the help of Queensland Rail and Emergency Management Queensland to assist those affected by the floods. This included opening up extra rail services and the deployment of a helicopter to support the recovery effort.

Jan 2008 - Roads flood in Rathdowney. Photo ABC

Jan 2008 - Roads flood in Jimboomba. Photo ABC

The Logan River floods at Dulbolla Bridge, peaking in the morning…

2008 Jan SEQ Floods - Rainfall Map