Five people have been killed in Brisbane floodwaters after an 'off the scale' storm

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A massive storm cell moving south along the Queensland coast towards New South Wales has caused flash flooding in the southeast corner of the state.

Caboolture and Brisbane copped the full force of the severe weather with as much as 100mm of rain recorded per hour during heavy downpours.

Overnight premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed the deaths of a man in his 70s, a woman in her 30s and an 8-year-old boy. It has been reported that they were killed by floodwaters.

“On behalf of all Queenslanders we express our deepest sympathies… this is a tragedy and it’s not an easy thing to talk about,” she said.

“Tonight we are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of life.”

The incident reportedly took place at 5.30pm in Caboolture.

“In Caboolture from 9 o’clock this morning there has been more than 333 millimetres of rainfall, in the afternoon in just a three hour period there was 277 millimetres,” she said.

“Having just spoken to the Bureau of Meteorology, for them, this is off the scale.”

It was later confirmed by police that a second vehicle was also involved. It was carrying three people however only two of the passengers, a 21-year-old woman and a 16-year-old boy, were able to escape. The body of the driver, 49, was found by police this morning.

Police also confirmed that a 75-year-old man from Kallangur died following an incident on Morayfield Road at Burpengary at around 8.30pm last night.

Since yesterday afternoon, water rescue crews and SES flood boat operators were called to rescue more than 30 people.

As of 7am today, more than 1800 requests for assistance had been made since Thursday evening – the majority of the call outs were in the Brisbane area.

Since 9am yesterday, Caboolture received 360mm of rainfall while Burpengary, Bracken Ridge, Beerburrum and Glasshouse Mountains all recorded more than 200mm of rain. Upper Springbrook received 202mm of rainfall and Upper Lockyer received 120mm.

A major flood warning is still in place for the Logan and Albert Rivers, while warnings for the Bremer River and Brisbane and Stanley Rivers have been downgraded to moderate.

Flood levels are expected to peak in Brisbane during Saturday morning but rainfall has eased and no further significant rainfall is forecast in the city.

Here’s a look at what some of the flooding residents in the sunshine state are experiencing.

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#rain #flood #puddles #flooding #rainyday

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My house back onto this… #nervous #insurancenowupped #creek #flooded #flood #thankgodforbeerandsusishouse

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#gilliesstreet #zillmere #brisbane

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Tried to go home. Road floated outside work and traffic not moving… #brisbane #boondall #rain #floads

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#gilliesstreet #zillmere #brisbane

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Not a happy Friday arvo.! #brisbane #storm #rain #flood #australia #pubweather #backyard

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Get me out of here!!!! #floods #brisbane

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