Wednesday, April 4, 2018

QLD Flood Watch: Coastal Catchments Between Ayr and St Lawrence

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QLD Flood Watch: Coastal Catchments Between Ayr and St Lawrence

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:42 am EST on Wednesday 4 April 2018

Flood Watch Number: 7

River level rises and areas of minor flooding may develop over parts of the Flood Watch area from Wednesday.

Tropical Cyclone Iris in the Coral Sea is expected to bring further rainfall to coastal catchments in the Flood Watch area for the remainder of the week.

Heavy rainfall may lead to local flooding.

River level rises could cause disruption to transport and isolation of communities.

On Thursday, Tropical Cyclone Iris should weaken below tropical cyclone intensity and slow down offshore of the Central Coast, before adopting a track back towards the northwest as a tropical low during Friday. There is a lot of uncertainty associated with the track of Tropical Cyclone Iris and the Flood Watch area may be extended north again if required.

Catchments which may be affected include:

Don and Proserpine Rivers
Pioneer River

The following catchments have been removed based on the latest forecast track of Tropical Cyclone Iris: Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek.

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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QLD Tropical Cyclone Warning: Bowen to Yeppoon, Including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands

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QLD Tropical Cyclone Warning: Bowen to Yeppoon, Including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 7:33 am EST on Wednesday 4 April 2018

Headline:
Tropical cyclone Iris is continuing to move southeast, parallel to the Queensland coast.

Areas Affected:
Warning Zone
Bowen to Yeppoon, including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands

Watch Zone
None.

Cancelled Zone
None.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Iris at 7:00 am AEST:
Intensity: Category 2, sustained winds near the centre of 95 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 130 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 75 kilometres of 19.0 degrees South 150.3 degrees East, estimated to be 210 kilometres northeast of Hamilton Island and 265 kilometres north northeast of Mackay.

Movement: south southeast at 8 kilometres per hour.

Tropical cyclone Iris is expected to continue on its current southeasterly track during today, while gradually weakening to category 1 intensity. Iris is currently forecast to weaken below tropical cyclone intensity and become slow-moving offshore of the Whitsunday Islands on Thursday, before adopting a track back towards the northwest as a tropical low during Friday.

Hazards:
GALES with damaging wind gusts in excess of 100km/h are occuring about the Whitsunday Islands, and may develop about remaining coastal and island communities between Bowen and St Lawrence, including Mackay, today. These GALES may extend south to Yeppoon tonight.

Heavy rainfall, which could lead to flash flooding, may develop about parts of the central Queensland coast today. A Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Ayr and St Lawrence.

Recommended Action:
People in the Whitsunday Islands and adjacent coastal areas should remain inside until the cyclone has passed and listen to the next advice at 11am.

People in remaining areas between Bowen and Yeppoon, including Mackay, should take precautions and listen to the next advice.

- Information is available from your local government

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

QLD Tropical Cyclone Warning: Ayr to Sarina, Including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands, and Adjacent Inland Areas

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QLD Tropical Cyclone Warning: Ayr to Sarina, Including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands, and Adjacent Inland Areas

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 7:42 am EST on Tuesday 3 April 2018

Headline:
Tropical cyclone warning is current for parts of the Lower Burdekin, Central Coast & Whitsunday Islands and adjacent inland areas.

Areas Affected:
Warning Zone
Ayr to Sarina, including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands, and adjacent inland areas.

Watch Zone
Sarina to St Lawrence.

Cancelled Zone
None.

Details of Tropical Cyclone Iris at 7:00 am AEST:
Intensity: Category 2, sustained winds near the centre of 100 kilometres per hour with wind gusts to 140 kilometres per hour.

Location: within 55 kilometres of 17.5 degrees South 148.8 degrees East, estimated to be 290 kilometres northeast of Townsville and 405 kilometres north of Mackay.

Movement: slow moving.

Tropical cyclone Iris has continued to intensify while moving southward overnight and is currently a category 2 cyclone.

Tropical cyclone Iris is expected to continue moving slowly to the south through most of today while continuing to intensify, before curving more to the southeast, parallel to the Queensland coast, on Wednesday. At this stage, the cyclone is not expected to cross the Queensland coast but may approach the coast close enough to produce significant impacts.

Hazards:
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS extend outwards to 100 kilometres from the centre and may impact the coastal fringe and islands between Bowen and Mackay, including the Whitsunday Islands, from early Wednesday morning.

GALES extend outwards to around 200 kilometres from the centre and may develop about coastal and island communities between Ayr and St Lawrence, including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands, from this evening or early Wednesday morning, then extend south to St Lawrence later on Wednesday.

Heavy rainfall which may lead to flash flooding may develop during Tuesday and Wednesday. A Flood Watch is current for coastal catchments between Rollingstone and St Lawrence.

Recommended Action:
People between Ayr and Sarina including Mackay and the Whitsunday Islands, and adjacent inland areas, should immediately commence or continue preparations, especially securing boats and property using available daylight hours.

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

People between Sarina and St Lawrence should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.

- Information is available from your local government

- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster Management Services website (www.disaster.qld.gov.au)

- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500 (for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage).

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Monday, April 2, 2018

QLD Flood Watch: Between Rollingstone & St Lawrence

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QLD Flood Watch: Between Rollingstone & St Lawrence

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:16 pm EST on Monday 2 April 2018

Flood Watch Number: 5

River level rises and areas of flooding may develop over parts of the Flood Watch area from Tuesday.

Tropical Cyclone Iris has reformed in the Coral Sea and is expected to bring heavy rain to coastal catchments in the Flood Watch area.

Heavy rainfall may lead to local flooding.

Rivers level rises could cause disruption to transport and isolation of communities.

Catchments which may be affected include:
Black River

Ross and Bohle Rivers

Haughton River

Don and Proserpine Rivers

Pioneer River

Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Mulgrave and Russell Rivers, Johnstone River, Tully River, Murray River, Herbert River, Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam, Mackenzie and Fitzroy Rivers and Shoalwater and Water Park Creeks.

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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Sunday, April 1, 2018

QLD Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds & Heavy Rain

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QLD Severe Weather Warning: Damaging Winds & Heavy Rain

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:56 pm Sunday, 1 April 2018.

Weather Situation:
Ex-tropical cyclone Iris was located at 4pm approximately 400km east-northeast of Cairns and moving south-southwest at 5 km/h. It is expected to move southward this evening and track closer to the coast on Monday and Tuesday. There remains some level of uncertainty regarding its movement and development over the coming days. There is a moderate chance that the system will develop into a tropical cyclone on Tuesday or Wednesday and Tropical Cyclone Advices will be issued if threat increases.

Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 90km/h, may develop about the coast, islands and higher terrain within the warning area during Monday evening or Tuesday morning.

Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is also expected to develop from Monday evening. Six hour totals of 150 to 200m are likely with local falls up to 300mm possible. 24 hour totals of 200 to 300mm are expected.

A Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Cairns and Rockhampton are current.

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings for Queensland.

Locations which may be affected include Proserpine, Bowen, Townsville, Palm Island, Hamilton Island, Ingham, Innisfail, Ayr and Cardwell.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

QLD Flood Watch: Coastal catchments between Cairns and Burnett Heads

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QLD Flood Watch: Coastal catchments between Cairns and Burnett Heads

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 12:12 pm EST on Saturday 31 March 2018

Flood Watch Number: 3

River level rises and areas of potentially significant flooding are likely to develop over parts of the Flood Watch area from Monday.

A tropical low (ex-tropical cyclone Iris) currently in the Coral Sea is expected to approach the coast over the weekend.

Areas of heavy rainfall are likely to develop over parts of the Flood Watch area from late Sunday through to Wednesday. The location of the heaviest rainfall remains uncertain and is dependent on the movement of the low. Further updates will be provided over the Easter weekend as more information becomes available.

Any significant rainfall is likely to cause river level rises above the minor flood level and local flooding from Monday. Moderate to major flooding is possible next week, particularly in the North Tropical Coast catchments that have had significant rainfall and flooding over the past few weeks.

Catchments that have received recent rainfall are expected to respond quickly, particularly those on the North Tropical Coast.

Catchments which may be affected include:

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers
Johnstone River
Tully River
Murray River
Herbert River
Black River
Ross and Bohle Rivers
Haughton River
Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam
Don and Proserpine Rivers
Pioneer River
Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek
Mackenzie and Fitzroy Rivers and Shoalwater and Water Park Creeks
Calliope River
Boyne River
Baffle Creek
Kolan 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/

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

QLD Flood Watch: Coastal catchments between Cairns and Burnett Heads

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QLD Flood Watch: Coastal catchments between Cairns and Burnett Heads

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 2:10 pm EST on Thursday 29 March 2018

Flood Watch Number: 1

River level rises and areas of flooding may develop in the Flood Watch area from Monday.

A tropical low currently in the Coral Sea is likely to approach the coast over the weekend.

Areas of heavy rainfall may develop within the Flood Watch area from late Sunday through to Tuesday. The location of the heaviest rainfall remains uncertain and is dependent on the movement of the low. Further updates will be provided over the weekend as more information becomes available.

Any significant rainfall may cause river level rises above the minor flood level from Monday and may also lead to local flooding.

Catchments that have received recent rainfall are expected to respond quickly.

Catchments which may be affected include:

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers
Johnstone River
Tully River
Murray River
Herbert River
Black River
Ross and Bohle Rivers
Haughton River
Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam
Don and Proserpine Rivers
Pioneer River
Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek
Mackenzie and Fitzroy Rivers and Shoalwater and Water Park Creeks
Calliope River
Boyne River
Baffle Creek
Kolan River

Warnings are currently in place for the Tully, Murray and Herbert catchments from rainfall earlier this week. These catchments are again at risk of further flooding next week.

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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