Banana Shire residents warned about flooding

BANANA Shire Council residents and visitors have been urged to remain vigilant after recent rainfall in the region.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a flood warning for the Dawson River advising that moderate flood levels are expected at Taroom and minor flood levels are expected at Theodore during Thursday.

Further showers and storms are also forecast for the next few days, which have the potential to push river levels higher.

Banana Shire Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group chairman Ron Carige has urged residents to remain vigilant and ensure they are prepared for any adverse weather.

Council is in constant contact with the Bureau of Meteorology and can respond immediately should the situation get worse, he said.

"We also want to remind motorists: if it's flooded forget it and do not drive through flood waters," Cr Carige said.

"Although council crews will be putting up warning signs in known trouble spots, there will be sections of road that will
flood with little warning."



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