Weather Warnings - Flood Warning
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Rollingstone to Gladstone extending
inland to the upper Flinders, upper Thomson and Barcoo catchments
Issued at 11:52 am EST on Monday 27 March 2017
Issue Number: 5
Widespread river level rises above the minor flood level are expected across
the Flood Watch area from early Tuesday. Major flooding is likely.
Heavy rainfall associated with Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie is expected to
result in widespread 24 hour totals between 150 to 250mm from late Monday.
Isolated event totals in excess of 400-500mm are possible particularly in the
coastal catchments within the Flood Watch area.
Very heavy rainfall will also lead to localised flash flooding in areas close
to the path of Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Catchments at risk within the Flood Watch area during Tuesday include:
Ross, Bohle and Black Rivers, Bluewater Creek, Haughton, Lower Burdekin, Don,
Proserpine and Pioneer Rivers.
As the the rainfall moves further inland the catchments affected from Wednesday
Fitzroy, upper Burdekin and Belyando, upper Flinders, upper Thomson and upper
See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings for
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks
should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move
to higher ground should flooding develop.
See www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/brochures/flood_watch/ for further information
about Flood Watch.
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.qld.gov.au/alerts
For the latest weather forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts
For the latest cyclone forecasts see: www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/
The next Flood Watch is due to be issued by 12:30 pm AEST on Tuesday 28 March
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of
27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.
Warning, rainfall and river information are available at
Tropical Cyclone Debbie is just hours from reaching the north Queensland coast.