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Evacuation centres open in Kingaroy and Murgon

By Frances Adcock, Tuesday February 26, 2013 - 17:14 EDT

Residents in low-lying parts of Queensland's South Burnett region, west of Gympie, are being advised to move to evacuation centres.

Centres have been set up in Kingaroy and Murgon for residents in flood-prone areas, with concern localised flooding will grow worse over the next day or so.

People living on Silverleaf and Byee Roads near Murgon have been evacuated this afternoon.

South Burnett Mayor Wayne Kratzmann says conditions will not ease any time soon.

"We are just concerned about what water hasn't come down yet there's been large falls in the Bunya Mountain catchment area, and that's always a danger time for us," he said.

More than 40 roads remain cut across Kingaroy, Murgon, Cherbourg and Nanango.


- ABC

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