Wild weather turns deadly: Woman's body found in Queensland floodwaters
A 60-year-old woman has been found dead in a submerged vehicle trapped in floodwaters after wild weather lashed Queensland's southeast.
The death was confirmed by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Wednesday.
She said the woman was found in a vehicle at Skyring Creek, near Cooroy, on the Sunshine Coast just after 8am on Wednesday.
"This is indeed a tragedy during this particular time," she told parliament.
The Courier Mail said the woman's car washed away in floodwaters and another 10 people are missing in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
To 9am on Wednesday, across the Sunshine Coast and Gympie regions, there had been 23 rescues carried out, after 12 hours of rainfall.
The wet weather has resulted in police urging motorists to rethink their travel and reminded people not to enter floodwaters.
"Members of the public are urged to avoid flooded roads, creeks and watercourses and motorists are also reminded that road closures and road conditions can change rapidly as creeks and water courses rise and fall quickly," Queensland Police said.
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service has sent emergency alerts to residents in the Gympie, Noosa and Sunshine Coast local government areas warning of flash flooding.
"Residents are being advised that roads and bridges may be impacted," the alerts say.
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