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Kayaker dead as Qld floods shut schools

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”One man is dead and a woman is missing as rainfall in Queensland carries away cars, floods suburban streets and forces school closures.” data-reactid=”31″>One man is dead and a woman is missing as rainfall in Queensland carries away cars, floods suburban streets and forces school closures.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”A 75-year-old kayaker was found dead in the swollen Mary River in the Sunshine Coast hinterland amid heavy rains across the state.” data-reactid=”32″>A 75-year-old kayaker was found dead in the swollen Mary River in the Sunshine Coast hinterland amid heavy rains across the state.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Meanwhile, the search for a woman who disappeared in the Gold Coast hinterland has resumed after being suspended due to rain.” data-reactid=”33″>Meanwhile, the search for a woman who disappeared in the Gold Coast hinterland has resumed after being suspended due to rain.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Yang Chen, 26, was reported missing on Wednesday morning by a man she was walking with near Gorge Falls in the Tallebudgera Valley.” data-reactid=”34″>Yang Chen, 26, was reported missing on Wednesday morning by a man she was walking with near Gorge Falls in the Tallebudgera Valley.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”He told police he lost sight of her and it’s not clear if she became lost, fell, or walked out of bushland to nearby roads.” data-reactid=”35″>He told police he lost sight of her and it’s not clear if she became lost, fell, or walked out of bushland to nearby roads.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”More intense rainfall which could lead to life-threatening flash flooding is still to come, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned.” data-reactid=”36″>More intense rainfall which could lead to life-threatening flash flooding is still to come, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”On the Gold Coast, 177.8mm was recorded in the 24 hours before 9am on Thursday, with 46.

8mm in Brisbane and 200.8mm at Nambour, on the Sunshine Coast.

” data-reactid=”37″>On the Gold Coast, 177.8mm was recorded in the 24 hours before 9am on Thursday, with 46.

8mm in Brisbane and 200.8mm at Nambour, on the Sunshine Coast.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”More than a dozen rescues were carried out in the 24 hours to 4am on Thursday, most of them on the Sunshine Coast.” data-reactid=”38″>More than a dozen rescues were carried out in the 24 hours to 4am on Thursday, most of them on the Sunshine Coast.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”The heaviest falls are expected to continue throughout the northern Gold Coast and Scenic Rim where roads have been closed.” data-reactid=”39″>The heaviest falls are expected to continue throughout the northern Gold Coast and Scenic Rim where roads have been closed.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Footage posted online shows ferocious rapids running down the road at Tamborine Mountain, with a wall of water inundating shops.” data-reactid=”40″>Footage posted online shows ferocious rapids running down the road at Tamborine Mountain, with a wall of water inundating shops.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”A Mt Coolum nursing home was evacuated, and a mother had to rescue her son on the Gold Coast after he was swept from a footpath into a river.” data-reactid=”41″>A Mt Coolum nursing home was evacuated, and a mother had to rescue her son on the Gold Coast after he was swept from a footpath into a river.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Warnings for coastal catchments between Bundaberg and the NSW border are in place.” data-reactid=”42″>Warnings for coastal catchments between Bundaberg and the NSW border are in place.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”This includes a major flood warning for the Condamine River, downstream of Warwick in southern Queensland, and the Coomera River.” data-reactid=”43″>This includes a major flood warning for the Condamine River, downstream of Warwick in southern Queensland, and the Coomera River.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Large swells from ex-Tropical Cyclone Uesi are expected to pummel beaches south of Fraser Island.” data-reactid=”44″>Large swells from ex-Tropical Cyclone Uesi are expected to pummel beaches south of Fraser Island.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast beaches, and theme parks have been closed.” data-reactid=”45″>Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast beaches, and theme parks have been closed.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Eighteen schools are also shut, along with 15 childcare centres.” data-reactid=”46″>Eighteen schools are also shut, along with 15 childcare centres.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”About 1440 customers were hit by power outages in Brisbane city, Energex reported on Thursday afternoon.” data-reactid=”47″>About 1440 customers were hit by power outages in Brisbane city, Energex reported on Thursday afternoon.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”A severe storm warning also takes in the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Maranoa and Warrego and Southeast Coast regions.” data-reactid=”48″>A severe storm warning also takes in the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Capricornia, Maranoa and Warrego and Southeast Coast regions.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”In the state’s far north, residents are sweltering in severe to extreme heatwave conditions expected to carry into the weekend, with February temperature records expected to tumble.” data-reactid=”49″>In the state’s far north, residents are sweltering in severe to extreme heatwave conditions expected to carry into the weekend, with February temperature records expected to tumble.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Temperatures are expected to reach 44C in Mt Isa at the weekend.” data-reactid=”50″>Temperatures are expected to reach 44C in Mt Isa at the weekend.

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