Weather Warnings - Flood Warning









Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland

Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Cardwell to Gladstone extending
inland to the eastern Gulf River catchments
Issued at 12:00 pm EST on Sunday 26 March 2017
Issue Number: 4


Widespread river level rises above the minor flood level are expected across
the Flood Watch area from early Tuesday. Major flooding is likely.

Heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Cyclone Debbie is expected to result in
widespread daily totals of up to 200 mm from Monday. Isolated daily totals of
up to 400 mm are possible particularly in the coastal catchments in the Flood
Watch area.

Heavy rainfall will also lead to localised flash flooding.

Catchments at risk within the Flood Watch area include the Herbert, Ross, Bohle
and Black Rivers, Bluewater Creek, Haughton, Burdekin, Don, Proserpine,
Pioneer, Fitzroy, Calliope, Gilbert and Upper Flinders Rivers.

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings for
Queensland.


This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks
should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move
to higher ground should flooding develop.

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/brochures/flood_watch/ for further information
about Flood Watch.

Remember: If it's flooded, forget it.

For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500
For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately
Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts
For the latest cyclone forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/

Next Issue:
The next Flood Watch is due to be issued by 12:30 pm AEST on Monday 27 March
2017.

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of
27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.
Warning, rainfall and river information are available at
www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood

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