Gladstone residents urged to prepare for flooding

RESIDENTS are being urged to prepare for severe flooding, with heavy rainfall and extreme high tides predicted for coming days.

>> Severe weather warning issued for region on Wednesday

The Local Disaster Management Group said rainfall totals from Wednesday until Saturday were expected to exceed 150mm, with some coastal zones between Mackay and Agnes Water likely to have rainfall exceeding 300mm.

"Morning high tides today at 9.45am and Thursday at 10.29am are expected to be 4.7m, which is close to the highest astronomical tide for Gladstone of 4.83m, and Friday's tide peaks at 4.6m at 11.15am," Mayor Gail Sellers said.

"We have seen what storms and high tides have done in the past to our coastline and the Boyne River in particular, so please get things in order now and take the necessary preparedness steps."

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