Moderate Flood Warning for the Mulgrave River and Flood Warning for the Russell River
Minor to moderate flood levels are being recorded in the upper Mulgrave River during Tuesday afternoon.
Rainfall totals of between 50-100 mm have been recorded across the upper Mulgrave River catchment since 9:00 am Tuesday. Further showers and storms with some heavy falls are possible over the next few days.
Moderate flooding is likely along the Mulgrave River during Tuesday afternoon.
The Mulgrave River at Peets Bridge is currently at 4.55 metres and rising. The river level at Peets Bridge is likely to reach the moderate flood level (7.00
- m) early Tuesday evening.
The Mulgrave River at Gordonvale is currently at 8.90 metres and rising. The river level at Gordonvale is likely to reach the moderate flood level (13.00 m) Tuesday evening.
Below pic is from http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/natural-disasters/flooding/flood-cam
Minor flood levels continue to rise in the Russell River catchment at Clyde Road with further rises up to the moderate flood level (1.0 metre) possible during Tuesday evening.
Flood Safety Advice:
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
Latest River Heights:
Mulgrave R at The Fisheries Alert, 4.90, Falling, 01:02 PM TUE 10/01/17 Mulgrave R at Peets Bridge Alert, 4.55, Rising, 01:04 PM TUE 10/01/17 Mulgrave R at Gordonvale Alert, 8.90, Rising, 01:04 PM TUE 10/01/17 Russell R at Bucklands TM, 6.00, Rising, 12:40 PM TUE 10/01/17 Babinda Ck at The Boulders TM, 2.47, Falling, 12:50 PM TUE 10/01/17 Russell R at Clyde Rd Alert, 0.67, Rising, 11:59 AM TUE 10/01/17
This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts.