Severe weather event at Burketown

Burketown police are co-ordinating the evacuation of vulnerable persons and some properties at Burketown and surrounds, due to major flood warnings in the area.

Warnings are in place for the Gregory and Nicholson rivers, and the Liechhardt River Catchment is currently at flood level.

Residents and workers at outlying cattle stations are encouraged to consider evacuation, at a time that is safe to do so, while allowing time for aircraft attendance.

Police are co-ordinating the evacuation of vulnerable and elderly persons from Burketown to Mount Isa, with officers door knocking all persons in the township.

Various helicopters from nearby properties and businesses will be assisting in the evacuations.

Burketown residents are urged to be prepared to leave, and to remain up to date with current warnings.

For current weather warnings:

weather resources

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