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Flood-hit areas in Queensland are preparing for more rain, with thunderstorms expected to hit by Tuesday. The Bureau of Meteorology says there have been isolated showers in the southern parts of the state that have already been inundated, and the flooding in the border town of Goondiwindi has subsided. For the next 24 hours, however, thunderstorms will hit central Queensland, where Theodore is battling major floods, as well as cities downstream of Goondiwindi in the southwest. Flooding is also rising in another area of ​​concern, the Condamine River near the Condamine parish, the Bureau of Meteorology said. “As for rains today, it is likely that there will be showers primarily around the Maranoa district (southwest), but it is unlikely to have any impact on the river basins,” BOM meteorologist Helen Kirkup told AAP. “Tomorrow there could be a little more and serious falls in Maranoa and Western Downs districts. Goondiwindi subsided after experiencing the largest flood in a decade, with the Macintyre River peaking at 10.43 meters on Saturday . On Monday it dropped to 9.28 m and should fall below the main high tide of 8.5 m by evening Floods are likely downstream at Talwood on the Weir River, with floods expected near the high tide of 4.36 m in 1998 on Tuesday will rise in water levels and areas with renewed flooding from mid-week. “Along the Dawson River in central Queensland, major flooding is occurring at Theodore and Baralaba. Thunderstorms will also hit the area from Tuesday. The peak is expected to reach 12, 20 m overnight in Theodore, while the Dawson River in Baralaba has exceeded 9 m and is expected to rise further through Tuesday. Flooding is continuing along the Condamine River in the Western Downs between Ranges Bridge and the Condamine community. that the levels in Condamine rise to 12.10 m overnight, exceeding the 2013 high of 11.7 m. Ent along the Balonne River, there are major floods in Warkon (9 m high) and Surat (10 m). Queensland Fire and Emergency Services said there was a rapid water rescue in Cecil Plains in Darling Downs on Sunday morning after a vehicle was thrown into the flood. Australian Associated Press

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