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Fresh flood watch for Roma

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By Fidelis Rego

Map: Roma 4455 Doorknocking and sandbagging are underway in Roma as the southern Queensland inland town braces for major flooding.

The weather bureau is predicting Bungil Creek will rise to a major flood peak of 8.1 metres from 10:00am.

It is the second time the town has had a flood in as many months.

A seven-metre flood peak inundated two backyards in March.

Police and SES volunteers are doorknocking homes and businesses in low-lying areas and Mayor Rob Loughnan says the council has activated its sandbag stations, an initiative set up following last year's devastating floods.

The rain is expected to ease to mostly fine conditions over the next two days.

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