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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning for QLD

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the
specified catchments.

Final Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Ayr and St Lawrence

Issued at 8:20 am EST on Thursday 5 April 2018
Flood Watch Number: 8

Flooding is no longer expected across the Flood Watch area.

No significant rainfall has been recorded in the Flood Watch area in the 24
hours since 9:00 am Wednesday. The heaviest rainfall associated with Tropical
Cyclone Iris is expected to remain focused offshore, though showers and patchy
rain will still extend into parts of the Flood Watch area during Thursday and
Friday.

The focus for showers then gradually shifts north during the weekend and early
next week as the low pressure system and an associated trough shift north.

Rainfall totals are no longer expected to be significant enough to cause river
level rises and minor flooding.

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments:

Don and Proserpine Rivers

Pioneer River

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings for
Queensland.
For more information on the Flood Watch Service:
http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

Flood Safety Advice:
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks
should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings.
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.
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
www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/

Next issue:
This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.
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