A woman in labour whose access to hospital was cut off by Queensland floodwaters has been flown to safety.
The woman was given initial care on her Lockyer Valley property by her veterinarian neighbour early on Sunday, Queensland Ambulance Service said.
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An RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was initially hampered by bad weather but was able to reach her Lefthand Branch property later that morning.
She was flown to an airbase in Toowoomba before paramedics took her to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.
Meanwhile, a group of campers, including three children, was rescued after becoming trapped by floodwaters at Thagoona in rural Ipswich.
The nine people and their two dogs needed to be taken by boat by emergency services to dry land after becoming surrounded by rising waters.
Paramedics assessed them but they were uninjured, however the group had to abandon four vehicles, including a caravan.
A Lockyer Valley woman in labour was rescued from her property. Credit: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue
“It’s a warning to people that it can happen that quick, and we’re very experienced campers,” said rescued camper Dace Sweeny.
Heavy rain fell over the weekend in the Lockyer Valley west of Brisbane, the Central Highlands and northwest Queensland, with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing flood warnings for numerous rivers.
The top totals were recorded at Glenora Rd (243mm) and Mount Berryman (234mm).
In the state’s north, 14 people in three vehicles had to be rescued near Charters Towers after getting trapped by floodwater on Saturday.
A group of campers was rescued from floodwaters at Thagoona. Credit: 7NEWS
Police said the group had been “recreational driving to observe” the impacts of ex-tropical cyclone Kirrily.
Two members of the public who tried to rescue them capsized and had to swim to dry land, before emergency crews including water police and swift water rescue crews were able to rescue the stricken group.
Emergency crews have been continuing work to restore electricity for those left without power after Kirrily.
Some 10,000 customers were left without power when heavy rain and storms hit the north, central and southern Queensland as the storm crossed the coast.
About 66,000 customers experienced a power outage at the peak of the event.
Parts of the state remain at risk of heavy rain and flooding as Kirrily moves slowly across the state’s northern interior over the next few days, the Bureau of Meteorology said on Monday.
Central and southern Queensland will be more at risk of flash flooding early this week as well as parts of northern NSW as the low moves down the coast.
By Wednesday it is predicted the low will travel north, relieving southern residents and slowing rainfall.
– With AAP