Floods are expected to continue through the weekend, and residents in the CBD and surrounding areas have been told to stay inside as the waters recede.
The Department of Emergency Management said on Tuesday that residents should leave their homes as the water recedes.
Residents in the Brisbane CBD have been urged to leave their home as the city continues to flood.
The water has receded significantly but there are still several feet of water in the streets of the city and several houses have been submerged.
“This is a huge water event and the risk is that it will return,” Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Services Paul Houghton said.
“If we don’t take action now, we’re going to have a huge problem.”
It’s very likely that in a couple of days the water will be at a point where it will be unsafe to live in this area.
“The department said people with pets should not leave their pets inside as it could lead to the animals getting sick.”
We’ve got some pets that are very sensitive and if they’re in the house, it could cause some issues with their respiratory system,” Mr Houghtons said.
People in the south and west of Brisbane were urged to stay indoors as the region continued to flood, with the State Government telling people to stay off the roads.
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