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Storms cause havoc along Qld coast

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Torrential rain and windy conditions are causing havoc on Queensland's Sunshine Coast and further north in the Wide Bay.

The State Emergency Service says flood boats have rescued a number of people on the Sunshine Coast from cars as record rain fell in the region in the last 24 hours.

Trees and powerlines, blown over in the windy conditions, have blocked the Bruce Highway between Tiaro and Maryborough.

Since 9am yesterday Noosa Heads has recorded 377 millimetres of rain, 559mm fell at Coops Corner near Inskip Point and Tewantin has experienced record rainfall of 263mm.

The heavy rain has caused major flooding in the North Maroochy River at Eumundi and in Yandina Creek and there is also moderate flooding in Six Mile Creek at Cooran and in the Noosa River at Tewantin. Photo Above: Yesterday an Indonesian naval training ship ran aground on Rainbow Beach, near Gympie. (ABC News)

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