4.30pm AEDT – Queensland Premier Anna Bligh says the flood levels in Brisbane are now expected to peak at 21-22 metres, one to two metres above the 1974 levels.
Speaking at her second press conference for the day, Bligh said the flood levels in Ipswich are expected to reach 18-19 metres tonight.
At least 6000 homes in the Brisbane area are at risk of flooding.
Bligh said 6 of the 72 unaccounted for people from last night have been located. Bruce Gray of Emergency Management Services said grave fears are held for the remaining 66.