Residents urged to be prepared as heavy rain continues
GLADSTONE Regional Council is urging residents and visitors to be prepared for continued heavy rainfall predicted to impact the region in the coming days.
Residents are advised to prepare households and take extra caution when travelling to and from work.
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast a high likelihood of moderate to heavy rainfall within the region for tomorrow, Thursday and Friday before clearing by the weekend with possible showers.
Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers said the council's Local Disaster Management Group is on alert and residents should be prepared for emergency conditions.
"Residents are urged to prepare for the forecast rain by clearing gutters, stocking up on essential items, including medicines, and exercising caution when on the road," Cr Sellers said.
Coastal properties and those in low lying areas subject to localised flooding are advised to clear gutters and downpipes to assist with drainage and secure loose items around their property.
Areas of Baffle Creek, Baffle Creek, Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy will become isolated during the rain event.
If local flooding occurs, motorists are urged to proceed with caution, obey all road closure signs and warnings and restrict themselves to essential travel only.
The community is reminded that 'If it's flooded, forget it' - never drive through, enter, or play in flood water.
The Awoonga dam at noon Tuesday was 40.57m and is expected to peak anywhere between 41.6m and 41.8m by late Wednesday afternoon, based on the expected rainfalls from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Gladstone-Monto Road will be affected and closed once the dam level reaches 41.5m.
The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a flood warning for the Boyne River and Baffle Creek.