Motorists stranded on the Maryborough side of Saltwater Creek on the Bruce Highway. Photo: Robyne Cuerel / Fraser Coast Chronicle
Motorists stranded on the Maryborough side of Saltwater Creek on the Bruce Highway. Photo: Robyne Cuerel / Fraser Coast Chronicle Robyne Cuerel

Records dating to 1950s fall in aftermath of ex-cyclone

THE Fraser Coast has been hit by hundreds of milimetres of rain as ex-tropical cyclone Oswald wreaked havoc across the region.

While the high rainfall totals had caused flooding throughout the Fraser Coast, forecaster Josh Fisher from Weatherzone said the worst was over.

He said about 20mm of rain could be expected around the region on Sunday night with passing showers.

Torbanlea had the most rainfall, with 376mm recorded while nearby Howard recorded 312mm in a 24-hour period on Saturday.

Lenthalls Dam recorded 305mm of rain.

In Maryborough 259mm of rain was recorded and in Hervey Bay 174mm of rain fell.

Maryborough's total was the highest daily total since 1955.

More than 430mm had fallen in three days in Maryborough, which was the highest three-day total for the region since 1952.

 

 



Grand reopening planned for iconic Lismore shop

premium_icon Grand reopening planned for iconic Lismore shop

4am starts and late nights have all been worth it

Gynecologist accused of sex assault to face court

Gynecologist accused of sex assault to face court

The former Lismore doctor is facing 69 charges

'No evidence' 200-year-old tree is causing damage to home

premium_icon 'No evidence' 200-year-old tree is causing damage to home

Councillor makes last-ditch effort to save iconic fig tree

Local Partners