Missing Pomona woman found


The good news is that a missing Pomona woman has been located safe and well by the combined efforts of Sunshine Coast emergency services this morning.
Local Disaster Coordination Centre Police Liaison Officer Senior Sergeant Peter Grace said the Pomona local made right the choice not to drive into flooded road.
“Unfortunately she then became disoriented as she attempted to make her way approximately 2km home through bushland and spent the night outdoors.”
Sunshine Coast Local Disaster Management Coordinator Alan Rogers said there was big rainfall totals in the last 24 hours.
“Lake McDonald received 259mm, Cooloolabin dam 245mm, Cooroy and Pomona 219mm, Moy Pocket 220mm and Mt Tinbeerwah 219mm,” Mr Rogers said.
“The rain slowed overnight and at first light council crews were out and about updating road closures and checking for pot hole damage.
“There’s a number of pot holes and scouring on the road so we are asking motorists to take extra care over the next few days.
“The Local Disaster Coordination Centre will continue to monitor river levels and council crews will be out checking the impact of localised flooding and monitoring road conditions.
“The Bureau of Meteorology severe weather warning remains current as bands of heavy rain are likely to impact the hinterland throughout the rest of the day.
“Most of the regions’ rivers and creeks have peaked and are progressively falling despite heavy but short lived showers.
“Importantly, remember, if it’s flooded – forget it.”