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Wet weather on its way to South East Queensland

WET WEATHER: Rain is forecast for south east Queensland over the next few days.
WET WEATHER: Rain is forecast for south east Queensland over the next few days. JOHN GASS

Moreton Bay Regional Council is encouraging residents to prepare for rainfall forecast for South East Queensland.

Mayor Allan Sutherland said from early tomorrow morning into the evening, moderate falls between 50 to 75mm were likely for coastal areas of the region while falls between 20 to 40mm were likely for inland areas.

"You can monitor any local impacts by keeping an eye on the Bureau of Meteorology's website for the latest weather warnings, radar images and rainfall gauges," he said.

"There may be a possibility of heavier isolated falls in the region, so make sure you, your family and your home are prepared, and in the event of severe weather, stay indoors and please limit all non-essential travel on the road.

"Council continues to work with the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and local emergency services to monitor the predicted wet weather.

"Roads and drainage crews will be on standby to monitor and respond to any potential impacts."

Weather warnings
Stay tuned to local media outlets for the latest weather updates, and visit BoM's website to monitor your local conditions, including weather radar images, rainfall gauge and river height information: www.bom.gov.au/qld

MoretonAlert
Local residents and businesses can register to receive free alerts about severe weather via text or voice message and e-mail. Register online at MoretonAlert or call council on (07) 3205 0555.

Sandbag locations
A list of sandbag locations in the region can be found on council's website.

Road conditions
Road closures are updated frequently during major weather events. For a list of current known road closures in the region, visit council's website. Remember: if it's flooded, forget it. SES assistance For emergency assistance with damage resulting from rain, contact the SES on 132 500.

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