Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Coastal rivers - Cooktown to Townsville
FINAL WARNING FOR COASTAL RIVERS AND ADJACENT INLAND STREAMS BETWEEN CARDWELL
Issued at 10:01 am EST on Sunday 13 April 2014
by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane.
Issue Number: 14
No further significant rainfall is expected for Coastal Rivers and streams
between Cardwell and Townsville. Updates for areas to the south of Townsville
are outlined in the Coastal Rivers Central flood warning.
Individual catchment flood warnings remain current for a number of coastal
catchments to the north of Townsville.
Remember: If it's flooded, forget it.
For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Current emergency information is available at www.disaster.qld.gov.au
For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts
For the latest Tropical Cyclone Advice see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings
This is the final warning. Further updates for area to the south will be
outlined in the Coastal Rivers Central flood warning.
Warnings and River Height Bulletins are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood .
Flood Warnings are also available on telephone 1300 659 219 at a low call cost
of 27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.
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