The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group met this afternoon and will continue to monitor the rain event and provide updates to the community.
Townsville City Council crews are currently responding to a rock slip on Mount Stuart Road.
Stuart Landfill and Hervey Range Transfer Station are both closed due to wet weather until further notice.
Alligator Creek has reached major flood levels.
Townsville City Council’s Animal Shelter is not accepting any animals as it is closed due to flooded roads in the area.
Townsville City Council crews are currently at Dalrymple Road Depot and Cranbrook Depot filling sandbags for deployment. Council will be deploying crews at the Bamford Lane Depot to fill sand bags shortly.
Residents are being encouraged to reduce their use of washing machines, dishwashers and stop backwashing their pools during the rain event.
The Alligator Creek Bowls Club has been established as an evacuation centre and will be open at midday.
Properties in Nome, Julago and Alligator Creek areas may experience intense rainfall on top of already elevated flood levels. This may cause fast moving and rapidly rising water levels leading to flash flooding. Residents are advised to move to higher ground if concerned.
The Bluewater Community Centre has been reopened as an evacuation centre.
Townsville City Council is providing free sand and sandbags at the following locations.
A rock slide has occurred on Sturt St and a lane is closed to traffic.
The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group has activated the disaster response call centre for any information relating to the current weather event.
Townsville City Council is providing free sand and sandbags at the various locations for residents.
Townsville City Council’s Animal Shelter has been closed and animals are being relocated due to flooded roads around the shelter and potential flooding of some animal pens.
The Bluewater Community Centre has been established as an evacuation centre.
The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group (TLDMG) has moved to ‘Stand Up’ as heavy rain continues to fall over the Townsville area.
The spillway gates on Ross River Dam will be opened today, as the level approaches 100 per cent.
The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group has moved to ‘Alert’ as the wet weather continues.
Townsville City Council is launching a new simpler, faster and better grants program.