ALERT: Flood watch for Coast rivers and creeks
THE BUREAU of Meteorology has issued a flood watch for coastal catchments between Maryborough to Caboolture.
The alert, described as amber, issued by the Early Warning Network included warnings for Sunshine Coast rivers and creeks as water levels continue to rise with heavy rainfall.
A statement issued by BoM read:
"River level rises above the minor flood level are possible from Friday.
"Moderate to heavy falls are possible across the Flood Watch area from Thursday evening and will continue during Friday and into Saturday.
"Rainfall totals of 40-140 mm have been recorded in the Mary River catchment and Sunshine Coast rivers and creeks in the 24 hours to 9:00 am Thursday.
"Further widespread rainfall totals of 50-100 mm are expected during Friday and into Saturday, with isolated totals of up to 150 mm possible.
"River levels rises above the minor flood level are possible in the Flood Watch area from Friday."
See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings for Queensland.
For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml
Flood Safety Advice:
This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings.
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.