Flood Watch for coastal catchments

Prepare for flood potential

Flood Watch for coastal catchments

Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Rollingstone to Gladstone extending inland to the upper Flinders, upper Thomson and Barcoo catchments

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 Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie is expected to result in widespread 24 hour totals between 150 to 250mm from late Monday. Isolated event totals in excess of 400-500mm are possible particularly in the coastal catchments within the Flood Watch area.

Very heavy rainfall will also lead to localised flash flooding in areas close to the path of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Catchments at risk within the Flood Watch area during Tuesday include:

Ross, Bohle and Black Rivers, Bluewater Creek, Haughton, Lower Burdekin, Don, Proserpine and Pioneer Rivers.

As the the rainfall moves further inland the catchments affected from Wednesday will include:

Fitzroy, upper Burdekin and Belyando, upper Flinders, upper Thomson and upper Barcoo 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 Tuesday 28 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