Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Initial Flood Watch for the coastal areas between Clump Point and Bowen

Issued at 1:22 pm EST on Wednesday 26 January 2022 Flood Watch Number: 1

MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ACROSS PARTS OF THE FLOOD WATCH AREA FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS

Heavy rainfall is possible between Clump Point through to Bowen from Wednesday and during Thursday. Areas of very heavy isolated rainfall are possible, but more likely to occur near the coast rather than across adjacent inland ranges.

Catchments are wetting up from rainfall over the last few days, and are likely to respond quickly to further rainfall.

Heavy rainfall, and very heavy rain at times, is expected to occur initially south of Rollingstone to Bowen, including the greater Townsville area, during Wednesday and overnight into Thursday. During Thursday the focus is likely to shift northwards to areas between Townsville and Clump Point, south of Innisfail.

River level rises are likely over the next few days. Flood Warnings will be issued for catchments where flooding is expected.

River level rises are likely in the following catchments:

Tully River

Murray River

Herbert River (Lower Herbert River)

Black River (including Bluewater Creek)

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/


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