Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 2:32 pm EST on Thursday 25 February 2021 Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor to moderate flooding is possible in the Flood Watch area from Saturday.

A tropical low in the Coral Sea is expected to bring heavy rainfall to the Flood Watch area. The area of heavy rainfall is expected to extend to the flood watch area from Friday morning.

Catchments in the Flood Watch area have recorded 150 - 300 mm in the last 7 days and are saturated. River levels are still elevated from recent flooding and are likely to respond quickly to further rainfall.

Daily rainfall totals of up to 130 mm are forecast from Friday in the flood watch area from shower and thunderstorm activity. Isolated higher totals in excess of 150 mm are possible.

Localised flooding and disruption to transport routes are expected throughout the Flood Watch area from Saturday.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Tully River

Murray River

Herbert River

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood and cyclone products 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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