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Severe weather warning issued for Maranoa

STORM FRONT: A severe weather warning has been issued for Maranoa this evening and into tomorrow.
STORM FRONT: A severe weather warning has been issued for Maranoa this evening and into tomorrow. Sarah Dionysius

TORRENTIAL rain has been predicted for parts of the Maranoa this afternoon leading in to tomorrow.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for people in the region.

According to BOM, heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is forecast to develop over areas between Emerald to Roma this evening and into Monday.

It is expected that 6 hourly rainfall totals of 90mm to 120mm are possible, with isolated heavier falls up to 160mm possible.

Roma police supervisor Mick Hewitt said although the rain was well received it was important to remember to be safe on the roads.

"Remember to be cautious on the roads with heavy rain predicted," he said.

"If it's flooded, forget it."

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:

* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters.

* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.

* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.


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