**This Emergency Alert has been cancelled**

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Emergency Alert for Maryborough as at 10.30am, Sun 9 Jan

The Fraser Coast Regional Council has issued an Emergency Alert for Maryborough residents. The Mary River around greater Maryborough is expected to exceed the major flood level and peak near 10.5 metres on Sunday evening. For reference, this is similar to the flood peak experienced following Tropical Cyclone Oswald Flood in 2013. Properties in the area may experience flooding based on the predicted height. Residents are advised to move to higher ground, secure their belongings and warn others. For more information disaster.frasercoast.qld.gov.au or listen to local radio. For flood assistance contact the State Emergency Service on 132 500.