Posted: 13:54 GMT, Dec. March 2021 | Updated: 14:01 GMT, Jan. March 2021

A driver floated away in his Mercedes as heavy rains flooded southeast Queensland, forecasting three more rainy days to soak the state

More than 263 people turned to emergency services when a huge flood flooded areas from Brisbane to the Gold Coast

Several people had to be rescued from the floods, including a man who called for help on camera as he floated away in a black Mercedes-Benz in Oxenford on the Gold Coast

9News Queensland issued this warning – after it had already rained heavily and dumped more than 100mm in hinterland areas on Sunday, more rain fell causing flash floods

The driver was still in this Mercedes-Benz when it floated away A bystander said she could hear him calling for help as he passed

The viewer who recorded the footage on her cell phone heard her say, “He’s singing, he says,” Help, “as the limo passed by, reported 9News

Swiftwater rescue workers rescued several people from the flooded streets, including a woman who was stranded in Tallebudgera at noon

Southeast Queensland along with much of Australia’s east coast is soaked, and relentless rain inundates everything from the Sunshine Coast to south of Sydney

Three more rainy days are forecast and the floods will continue to rise, threatening thousands of homes and businesses

Swiftwater rescue workers rescued several people from the flooded streets, including a woman who was stranded in Tallebudgera at noon

Cars went underground and some floated away in Mudgereeba as the roads turned to brown rivers after nearly 300mm of rain fell over the Gold Coast over the weekend

Surf Life Saving Queensland closed at least 14 beaches on the Gold Coast Sunday morning, including Burleigh Heads, Coolangatta and Nobby’s, due to dangerous surfing conditions

An emergency alert was sounded at 3 a.m. Sunday at 45 p.m. for Gold Coast residents in the Currumbin, Mudgeeraba, and Tallebudgera catchment areas

Shailer Park in Logan, south of Brisbane, was damaged by the floods, while Mount Tamborine was battered by raging torrents further inland

The Tamborine Mountain Rural Fire Department captured this photo of a flooded and impassable road on Howard Creek in the Gold Coast hinterland, which was uploaded to Facebook around 2:00 p.m. Sunday at 3 p.m.

Shortly before 2 p.m., the Bureau of Meteorology issued severe thunderstorm warnings for the Gold Coast, parts of Brisbane, Logan and the Scenic Rim – after heavy rains had already fallen on the Gold Coast hinterland

Bonogin recorded 136mm in the two hours to 12:40 p.m. while Mount Nathan recorded 105mm in just one hour

Residents were urged to stay away from flooded rivers and streams and not take the risk of driving through flooded roads

For the south-east coast, which stretches from Maroochydore via Brisbane and the Gold Coast to Coolangatta, a storm warning for heavy rain of up to 180 mm was issued on Sunday shortly after 8 p.m.

“Heavy rains, which can cause flash floods, are expected east of Jimna, Ipswich and Rathdowney tonight and through Monday,” the Bureau of Meteorology warning said

On Sunday evening there were flood warnings for the Nerang, Pimpama and Coomera rivers and the Tallebudgera, Currumbin and Mudgeeraba streams

Areas affected are Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Maroochydore, Caboolture, Coolangatta, Moreton Island, Cleveland, Caloundra, Beaudesert, Jimboomba, Mount Tamborine and Redcliffe

A separate heavy thunderstorm warning was issued for the Central Highlands, Coalfields and Capricornia districts of Queensland at 9 a.m. On Sunday at 4 p.m., heavy thunderstorms rained on Byfield and Samuel Hill

“Heavy thunderstorms can lead to heavy rains, which can lead to flash floods in the warning area in the next few hours,” says the warning

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said greater rainfall was expected on Sunday evening towards Monday

“I just got word from our civil protection team and the word is, don’t drive unless absolutely necessary,” he told the Gold Coast Bulletin on Sunday afternoon,

‘The main stream systems in our city are in full swing So do not try to cross it or approach the banks and the dam of the creek ‘

A stranded car in Carrara, Gold Coast on Sunday Several drivers were caught in the flooding

On Sunday evening, the Bureau of Meteorology issued another severe weather warning for heavy rain in parts of Warrego, Maranoa and Channel Country

‘A strengthening upper trough will combine with deep tropical moisture tonight to create a significant rain band in southwest Queensland. If the cloud band thickens by Monday, areas of heavy rain will develop in the morning, ”it said

Just hours before the Sunday afternoon thunderstorm, the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service announced that approximately 130 SES and Fire and Rescue Service workers were heading south from Queensland to help with the NSW flood emergency >

At least 10 SES flood boats from Queensland left on Sunday to aid in the flood emergency in New South Wales

Rapid water rescue resources and crews, drones and operators for rapid damage assessments, and incident management teams have also been deployed, Queensland SES said on Twitter

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