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 Proserpine and Cairns

Issued at 12:30 pm EST on Friday 11 January 2019
Flood Watch Number: 5

Areas of heavy rainfall are expected to ease during Friday and over the
weekend. River rises above the minor flood level are no longer anticipated
across the Flood Watch area.

Heavy rainfall has occurred over parts of the Flood Watch area in the past 24
hours and is expected to continue around the Ingham to Cardwell area during
Friday.

As the trough moves westward, rainfall will decrease to coastal showers over
the Flood Watch area overnight Friday into Saturday. A return to normal wet
season conditions with a chance of showers and storms is forecast over the next
few days.

Further river level rises are possible during Friday and over the weekend but
are not expected to produce minor flooding.

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments:

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Johnstone River

Tully River

Murray River

Herbert River

Black River

Ross and Bohle Rivers

Haughton River

Don and Proserpine Rivers

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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