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Laidley, Lockyer Valley underwater: East coast downpour this weekend as Queensland floods

A Queensland town is underwater with a massive swathe of the state is set to get smashed by yet another heavy rainfall event spurred by a massive low-pressure system.

The main street of Laidley – a historic valley town just off the highway between Brisbane and Toowoomba – was so consumed by floodwater on Friday morning it more resembled a river. 

Residents of the Lockyer Valley area fled low-lying homes overnight after being woken up by a flood siren, door knocks, and instructions to evacuate, following days of heavy rain. 

A huge low-pressure trough is due to dump intense rainfall of up to 132mm across Brisbane, Ipswich. Darling Downs, the Sunshine Coast and Bundaberg in just six hours. 

Laidley inundated: The southern Queensland town of Laidley has been inundated already by the low pressure system threatening a 500 kilometre region from Rockhampton all the way down to the state's southern border

Laidley inundated: The southern Queensland town of Laidley has been inundated already by…


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