2019

Flash flooding warning for Jensen, Deeragun and Burdell

Residents in Jensen, Deeragun and Burdell are being warned they may experience flash flooding with the Bohle River, Saunders and Stoney Creeks predicted to rapidly rise.

Dam spillway gates will not be opened further until after high tide

There will be no further increases in the Ross River Dam spillway gates opening until after the high tide scheduled for 8.24am.

Ross Dam spillway gates to be opened further

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.

Over 36,000 sandbags deployed around Townsville today

Townsville City Council crews have replenished sand and sandbags at various locations around Townsville.

TLDMG to monitor Ross River Dam outflows overnight

The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group will continue to monitor outflows from the Ross River Dam and downstream flood levels overnight.

Residents advised to ignore fake text

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.

Council crews working around the clock

Townsville City Council has 52 crews working on the flooding response across the Townsville community.

Flash flooding warning for Condon, Rassmussen, Kelso, Kirwan, Jensen, Burdell and Deeragun

Properties in Condon, Rassmussen, Kelso, Kirwan, Jensen, Burdell and Deeragun areas may experience intense rainfall on top of already elevated flood levels.

Road closures on Abbott Street, Lakeside Drive and Oonoonba Road

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 evacuation centre established

Heatley Secondary College – also known as the public cyclone shelter – has been established as an evacuation centre and will be open at midday.

Ross Dam spillway gates to be opened further

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.

Council continues to provide free sand and sandbags

Townsville City Council crews have replenished sand and sandbags at various locations across the city.

Alligator Creek and Bluewater evacuation centres remain open

Both the Alligator Creek and Bluewater evacuation centres remain open to provide shelter for local residents during the rain event.

Flash flooding warning for Black River, Bluewater, Beach Holm, Toolakea and Yabulu

Properties in Black River, Bluewater, Beach Holm, Toolakea and Yabulu areas may experience intense rainfall on top of already elevated flood levels.

TLDMG to continue monitoring rain event

The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group met this afternoon and will continue to monitor the rain event and provide updates to the community.

Mount Stuart Road being repaired by Council crews

Townsville City Council crews are currently responding to a rock slip on Mount Stuart Road.

Stuart Landfill and Hervey Range Transfer Station closed until further notice

Stuart Landfill and Hervey Range Transfer Station are both closed due to wet weather until further notice.

Alligator Creek has reached major flood levels

Alligator Creek has reached major flood levels.

Animal Shelter remains closed

Townsville City Council’s Animal Shelter is not accepting any animals as it is closed due to flooded roads in the area.

Council continues to provide free sand and sandbags

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.