Morwincha, Qld: Dramatic View of the Flood Rescue

Dramatic rescue footage shows police rescuing a man and his dogs as floods threaten life in southeastern Queensland.

Police cameras captured the moment two men and their dogs were rescued from floodwaters in Queensland.

Heavy rains have flooded several areas west of Brisbane and the Gold Coast, with warnings coming over the weekend.

The flood warning was in effect for the areas surrounding Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Darling Downs, Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay-Burnett, Bundaberg and Gladstone.

Hundreds of residents have been evacuated on the advice of the authorities, while businesses and homes have been sandbags and prepared.

On Friday afternoon, fire and rapid rescue technicians helped evacuate residents from Warwick homes who had been trapped by the floods.

With hundreds of roads affected, residents were told to reconsider their need to travel and never drive in floodwaters.

On Thursday, police responded to a vehicle that was swept away by floods in Morwincha, south of Ipswich.

The officers forded more than 100 meters to reach the small van that had been blown off a flooded bridge and was wedged against a tree.

A man was clinging to the passenger door, while an elderly man and three dogs were trapped inside.

A puppy and the most mobile passenger were taken to higher ground while the elder was helped out of the vehicle.

One officer carried the elder on his back to higher ground while the other coaxed the dogs, a kelpie and a Great Dane, out of the sunken van and carried them away.

Much of southeastern Queensland received more than 100mm throughout Thursday and Friday mornings.

The largest recording was 290mm, which fell on Wilsons Peak, 80km west of the Gold Coast.

Originally published as Morwincha, Qld: Dramatic view of the flooded rescue of two men and their dogs