Mum carries three kids from car trapped in flood waters
UPDATE: THE Ipswich State Emergency Service has attended 83 jobs across the city since storms ripped through the region on Sunday.
Emergency Management Committee chair, Councillor Cheryl Bromage, said crews attended jobs in the Deebing Heights area on Sunday afternoon and the Goodna area last night.
At the council's ordinary meeting this morning, Cr Bromage and Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli praised the actions of the SES.
After a mother was forced to carry her children through flooded water at Bellbird Park overnight, Cr Bromage reinforced emergency services' message.
"If it's flooded, forget it," she said.
INITIAL: AN IPSWICH mum had to carry her three children to safety after the family car became trapped in flood water at Goodna on Monday night.
Witnesses say she managed to escape through waist deep water carrying the two smallest children and cradling the eldest to safety.
It was one of three similar rescues in Ipswich overnight.
A woman was trapped in a flash flood at Jones Rd Bellbird Park at the height of Monday night's storm with her three children, nine, seven and five.
She had just left the Goodna Scout Den with her children when a wall of water surged across the road, Cr Paul Tully said.
Cr Tully said the woman's effort in saving her three children was remarkable.
"I will be recommending this mother-of-three for a bravery award in her extraordinary feat in carrying her three children to safety through the fast-flowing flash flood," he said.
"Her car was a write-off."
A delivery van was also caught in the flash flood with the driver escaping safely.
Swift water rescue teams were also called to reports of cars in flood water at Aratula and Collingwood Park last night.
A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson said the drivers were able to free themselves from both incidents before emergency services arrived on scene.
Four other vehicles were trapped in flood waters in surrounding suburbs, a QFES spokesperson said.
It came as a massive storm dumped more than 70mm of rain in less than an hour across Ipswich's eastern suburbs overnight.
Houses were flooded at Redbank Plains, Collingwood Park and Goodna.