Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Gulf Rivers
Minor Flood Warning for the lower Norman River
Issued at 10:24 am EST on Thursday 23 February 2017
Flood Warning Number: 2
Minor flood levels are occurring on the lower Norman River.
Rainfall totals of over 300 mm have been recorded over parts of the lower
Norman River catchment over the past week. Further showers and thunderstorms
are forecast for the next few days, with locally heavy falls possible.
Minor flood levels continue on the Norman River between Glenore Weir and
The Norman River at Normanton is currently at 2.33 metres and falling. The
river level at Normanton is expected to remain above the minor flood level
(2.00 m) during Thursday before falling below the minor flood level during
Flood Safety Advice:
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)
Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts
The next warning will be issued by 10:30 am EST on Friday 24 February 2017.
Latest River Heights:
Norman R d/s Yappar R Junction TM, 2.19, Rising, 09:00 AM THU 23/02/17
Norman R at Glenore Weir TM, 9.42, Steady, 09:00 AM THU 23/02/17
Norman R at Normanton TM, 2.33, Falling, 09:00 AM THU 23/02/17
Karumba Tide TM, 1.68, Steady, 09:45 AM THU 23/02/17
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts.
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