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BOM predicts little respite as flash flooding inundates Isaac

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Flooding is expected to continue to impact parts of the Mackay and Isaac regions, and more rain on the cards coming into the weekend.

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting 50 to 100 millimetres will drench the area over the next four days, with moderate flooding already impacting Clermont.

Flash flooding forced the Peak Downs Highway to close between Clermont and Moranbah at Myall creek yesterday.

Many roads across the Isaac region are still closed due to flood waters today.

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Isaac Mayor Anne Baker is asking locals to reconsider travel if they can.FloodsMoranbah2.jpg

"The BOM is predicting more weather over the coming days and leading into summer, so it is really important that we get the message out - if it's flooded, forget it," Ms Baker says.

"I would encourage everyone to go to the dashboard, if you do need to travel and are concerned for safety, know what roads are open and what roads are closed, before you make your final decision to actually be on the road."

Senior Meteorologist Rod Dickson says more than 100mm has poured down across the Isaac since Monday, with more rain falling overnight - particularly across Clermont.

"Clermont is sitting on 103mm, so some pretty heavy falls through there as well, and that trough will cause more heavy fall throughout the day today," Mr Dickson says.

Keep up to date through Isaac Regional Council's Disaster Dashboard
https://dashboard.isaac.qld.gov.au/.

Mackay Regional Council's Disaster Dashboard can also be found by visiting http://disaster.mackay.qld.gov.au/.

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