Flood Watch Active Now For North Queensland Rivers

Never drive in flood waters


13 December 2018

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A wet weekend is being predicted for North Queensland, as we keep a close eye on Cyclone Owen. 

As a result of the expected rain, flooding is also on the cards and the Bureau of Meteorology are giving us fair warning, with a Flood Watch active now. 

Heavy rainfall associated with Tropical Cyclone Owen is expected across the Cape York Peninsula and Gulf coast for at least the next 24 to 48 hours, extending to the North Tropical Coast from Friday evening and through the weekend as the cyclone tracks southeast.

If you're travelling this weekend, don't get caught out at these North/Far North Queensland rivers. 

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Settlement Creek
Nicholson River
Leichhardt River
Lower Flinders River
Norman River
Gilbert River
Coleman and Edward Rivers
Mitchell River
Staaten River
Daintree River
Mossman River
Barron River
Mulgrave and Russell Rivers
Johnstone River
Tully River
Murray River
Herbert River
Black River
Ross and Bohle Rivers 

This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings.

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.

Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/

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