A severe weather warning has been put in place for parts of south and south-east Queensland – with residents on the Gold Coast warned the conditions could be life threatening.
Flood warnings remain in place for the Nerang and Coomera Rivers and authorities remain concerned by the heavy rainfall which has continued to soak already drenched areas.
A plea was issued by Queensland Police for people to drive to the conditions and to avoid driving if possible after eight lives were lost on state roads since Friday – with the wet weather contributing to some of them.
More than 500 calls for assistance were received by the SES.
Areas further west in the state such as Birdsville also face potentially being cut off as low-lying roads could be swamped by the torrential rain.
The extreme rain event also caused havoc in the Hinterlands leading to several streets being evacuated.