Flood watch issued for Gladstone waterways
UPDATE, SATURDAY DECEMBER 2:
The Bureau of Meteorology has updated its Flood Watch for the Gladstone region.
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IF YOU live or work alongside a major Gladstone waterway, make sure you keep an eye on it over the coming days.
An initial flood watch for catchments in the Gladstone region has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.
Rainfall during the past week has "wetted up" river catchments in Gladstone and further south, according to the Bureay, meaning water level rises are likely over the coming few days.
Widespread 24-hour rainfall totals of 30-70mm are possible over Sunday and Monday, with isolated heavier falls in the range of 80-180mm also possible with severe thunderstorms.
The waterways to keep an eye on include:
- Calliope River
- Boyne River
- Baffle Creek
- Kolan River
- Burnett River
Anyone living or working along these rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings for further information.
For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
For life-threatening emergencies, call 000 immediately.
The next Flood Watch is expected to be issued before 12.30pm tomorrow.
Remember: if it's flooded, forget it.