Emerald has been hit by a devastating tide of destruction.
EMERALD is continuing to move into recovery mode today as residents return to their homes to begin the task of cleaning up in the aftermath of the flooding.
EXTRA police are being sent to Emerald today to prevent looting as water levels start to fall in the flood devastated town.
FLOODING has closed Emerald's Woolworths shopping centre, limiting food supply to residents.
THE Nogoa River at Emerald is peaking, with a latest river height of 16.05 metres
at 6am Friday.
MASS evacuations will be carried out in Emerald with floods expected to hit 80 per cent of the inland Queensland town tomorrow.