QLD Flood Watch: North Tropical Coast between Cooktown and Ingham

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 2:06 pm EST on Monday 19 April 2021

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor to moderate flooding is likely from Tuesday.

Further heavy rainfall associated with a coastal trough is forecast across the Flood Watch area over the next few days. The heaviest rainfall is expected close to the coast and ranges.

Rainfall totals of 100-250 mm were recorded over parts of the Flood Watch area in the 24 hours to 9am Monday, with the heaviest falls in the lower Johnstone and Mulgrave-Russell catchments. Many catchments within the Flood Watch area are now saturated and will therefore respond relatively quickly to further rainfall.

Minor to moderate flooding is likely within the Flood Watch area from Tuesday.

Localised flooding and disruption to transport routes are likely within the Flood Watch area.

A Minor Flood Warning is current for the Mulgrave and Russell Rivers.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Endeavour River
Daintree River(Including the Bloomfield River)
Mossman River
Barron River
Mulgrave and Russell Rivers
Johnstone River
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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