Homes in Rosslea, Hermit Park, Oonoonba, Idalia, Railway Estate and parts of Cluden may be inundated as flood waters in the Ross River are expected to rise over the next 2 hours.
Townsville City Council crews have replenished sand and sandbags at various locations around Townsville.
The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group will continue to monitor outflows from the Ross River Dam and downstream flood levels overnight.
The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group would like to advise residents to ignore a fake text message claiming the Ross River Dam is at risk due to the rain event.
Townsville City Council has 52 crews working on the flooding response across the Townsville community.
Properties in Condon, Rassmussen, Kelso, Kirwan, Jensen, Burdell and Deeragun areas may experience intense rainfall on top of already elevated flood levels.
The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group (TLDMG) is advising residents that access into Idalia will be restricted following the further opening of the spillway gates.
Heatley Secondary College – also known as the public cyclone shelter – has been established as an evacuation centre and will be open at midday.
Authorities will further open the Ross River Dam spillway gates to try and prevent more significant flooding for downstream suburbs if this major rain event continues.
Townsville City Council crews have replenished sand and sandbags at various locations across the city.
Both the Alligator Creek and Bluewater evacuation centres remain open to provide shelter for local residents during the rain event.
Properties in Black River, Bluewater, Beach Holm, Toolakea and Yabulu areas may experience intense rainfall on top of already elevated flood levels.