Rainfall predictions over Ross River Dam upgraded

Date published: 3 February 2019

Residents in flood-affected suburbs are being warned that the Bureau of Meteorology has increased its rainfall prediction over the Ross River Dam catchment overnight and into tomorrow morning.

Up to 450mm could fall over the dam catchment over a 24-hour period to 9am tomorrow, which would cause floodwaters to remain elevated until midday tomorrow and possibly longer depending on whether more rain falls.

Rosslea, Hermit Park, Railway Estate, Townsville City, Oonoonba, Idalia, Cluden, West End, Rowes Bay, Garbutt, Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Currajong, Mysterton, Pimlico, Mundingburra, Douglas, Annandale, Kirwan, Thuringowa Central and South Townsville areas could all experience major flooding.

If it is safe to do so, residents in those areas should move to higher ground.

If you require evacuation assistance, contact SES on 132 500. If it is a life-threatening emergency call 000.

For more information listen to local radio, phone 1800 738 541 or visit Council’s Emergency Management Dashboard disaster.townsville.qld.gov.au