Flood Watch & Severe Thunderstorm Warning for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL for people in parts of Peninsula Forecast District
Council and emergency services have warned no swimming in flooded creeks or causeways or driving in flooded conditions.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland have issued a Flood Watch & Severe Thunderstorm Warning for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL for people in parts of Peninsula Forecast District.
The following information was issued at 8:30 am Tuesday, 30 January 2018.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Weipa, Aurukun and Pormpuraaw.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
- Move your car under cover or away from trees.
- Secure loose outdoor items.
- Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
- Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
- Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
- Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
- For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
The next warning is due to be issued by 11:30 am.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland issued an initial Flood Watch for Cape York Peninsula north of Kowanyama to Cape Melville Issued at 1:53 pm EST on Monday 29 January 2018
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.