Flash flooding as Redlands cops a drenching

IF IT'S FLOODED, FORGET IT: Water was spilling over the road at Mount Cotton on Sunday morning.
IF IT'S FLOODED, FORGET IT: Water was spilling over the road at Mount Cotton on Sunday morning.

THE Redlands saw a downpour on Saturday night, with flash flooding causing trouble for several drivers.

Nearly 100 millimetres was recorded at the Alexandra Hills Weather Bureau station, with 30 millimetres bucketing down between 9.30pm and 10pm.

Cold Chisel fans copped a drenching at Sirromet, with falls starting in the afternoon and continuing throughout the night.

A number of drivers ran into trouble when trying to cross flooded roads.

A police spokeswoman said before 2am on Sunday morning, police had been called to help a driver who had tried to cross a flooded creek crossing near Avalon Road in Sheldon.

Another driver on Finucane Road at Alexandra Hills called for help after 10pm when their vehicle became stuck in floodwater.

Police urged motorists not to risk driving through floodwaters.

Ambulance crews also had a busy night, with one person taken to hospital with minor injuries after a crash on Bloomfield Street, Cleveland shortly before midnight.

Paramedics were also called to Mount Cotton Road at 10.02pm for a vehicle and pedestrian incident.

A man in his 40s was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition with minor injuries.

A second patient, a woman in her 40s, was also transported to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition with an arm injury.

Rain sweeping through the Redlands this afternoon is expected to continue. The Weather Bureau issued a severe storm warning on Sunday morning, with heavy falls and potential flash flooding predicted for the south-east, including the Redlands.

Redland City Council has set up a sandbagging station outside the council depot on Russell Island.

A station will be set up at Cleveland shortly.