Rainfall predictions over Ross River Dam upgraded

Residents in flood-affected suburbs are being warned that the Bureau of Meteorology has increased its rainfall prediction over the Ross River Dam catchment overnight and into tomorrow morning.

Up to 450mm could fall over the dam catchment until 9am tomorrow morning, which would cause floodwaters to remain elevated until midday tomorrow and possibly longer depending on whether more rain falls.

Rosslea, Hermit Park, Railway Estate, Townsville City, Oonoonba, Idalia, Cluden, West End, Rowes Bay, Garbutt, Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Currajong, Mysterton, Pimlico, Mundingburra, Douglas, Annandale, Kirwan, Thuringowa Central and South Townsville areas could all experience major flooding.

If it is safe to do so, residents in those areas should move to higher ground.

If you require evacuation assistance, contact SES on 132 500. If it is a life-threatening emergency call 000.

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