1000mm Of Rain Could Be Possible For Mackay Region

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4 February 2019

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 Nitso from Oz Cyclone Chasers answers our question, is it possible for our region to receive 1000mm of rain this week? 

 

Speaking to the Daily Mercury, Mackay Mayor, Greg Williamson said the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting between 250-300mm, but it could be up to as much as 1000mm if the low moves further south in the next 24-48 hours.

"As with all of these things, the BOM can't really tell us what the eventual outcome might be, it could even be up to 1000mm in the hinterland of the Mackay region, but they think it will be to the west of Mackay city," he said.

"At the moment, all we can do is say we're going to be prepared for some heavy rainfall if, and only if, this monsoon trough moves further south.

"The Whitsundays is certainly going to be in the firing line and so our message now has got to be - we need to be prepared. We can handle the wet weather, we can handle the rain, there is a likelihood of flash flooding.

"Road awareness has got to be at it's height in the next 24 to 48 hours and the old message - if it's flooded, forget it."

Cr Williamson said there was no need to set up emergency evacuation points yet, but council will monitor the situation closely.

"All of our emergency team is ready to go if the worst should happen for our area," he said.

(Original Source: Daily Mercury)

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