Emergency Alert Issued on behalf of Hinchinbrook Council

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Major Flood Peak similar to February 2009 flood levels is expected at Ingham early Friday morning

The latest advice was issued at 4:25 pm EST on Thursday 8 March 2018 Flood Warning Number: , Queensland Police say8

–    A Major Flood Warning has been issued for the Herbert River, you now need to be prepared for flooding.
–    A Major Flood Peak similar to February 2009 flood levels is expected at Ingham early Friday morning.
–    River levels are expected to reach the major flood level at Ingham Pump Station (14.75 m) early Friday morning.
–    The Herbert River at Gairloch is expected to peak around 12.50 metres early Friday morning.
–    Sand and sandbags are available for collection at BP Halifax, Carrs Farm at Cordelia and
Shire Hall car park Ingham.
–    Roads closed in the district include Hawkins Creek at Dalrymple and Bridge and Bosworths Crossing.
–    Water over road at Halifax / Gairloch Washaway and the Blue Butterfly Road intersection.
–    Residents need to take immediate action to prepare for a major flood event.
–    Residents in low lying flood prone areas should be enacting their household emergency plan

You now need to be ready for flooding.

Remember: During or after a disaster or emergency event the Disaster Dashboard is the place for to go for all
disaster-related updates disaster.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au

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