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