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Queensland's Big Wet Is Forecast To Continue

Queensland's big wet is forecast to continue with coastal areas north of Hervey Bay expecting to cop of the worst of the rainfall.

The rain has already claimed one life with the body of a 67-year-old man located in his submerged car on Tuesday after he was swept from a flooded causeway on Monday night at Marys Creek near Gympie.

A jogger is also fighting for life after he was hit by a car about 6.30am on Tuesday at Coorparoo, in Brisbane's south.

The 41-year-old man and the vehicle were both plunged into Norman Creek, where the driver of the car freed himself with minor injuries before the jogger was located in the water with critical chest and pelvic injuries.

Areas in the Wide Bay and Burnett district were hardest hit on Monday night, with the coastal town of 1770 recording more than 130mm of rain in the 24 hours to 9am on Tuesday.

The Bureau of Meteorology says the heaviest falls are expected to move north overnight into Wednesday morning but showers and persistent rain will continue to fall along the coast to the state's southern border.

On Tuesday afternoon the bureau had minor flood warnings for the Burrum and Mary Rivers while initial moderate flood warnings were in place for the Kolan River and Baffle Creek, north of Bundaberg.

A flood watch was also in place for coastal catchments from Bowen to Hervey Bay.

Strong winds from the southern border to Gladstone are expected to ease later on Wednesday morning, the bureau says.


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