Urgent flood warning as Ross River Dam likely to open gates.


get to higher ground urgent flood
warning has rust River Dam likely to open gates Townsville residents in
multiple suburbs have been urged to get to higher ground before 8:30 p.m. as the
Ross River dam spillway gates are expected to be open to their fullest
settings on Sunday night if the gates are opened two thousand cubic meters of
water per second will rush out of the dam tah when the city’s suburbs in a
major flash flood a warning from Queensland police and emergency services
issued at about 4:30 p.m. urged residents to move away from the
riverbanks and get to higher ground residents in Rhossili Hermann Park
railway state Townsville city who noon Adalia include West End Rose Bay Garba 8
and Vale Cranbrook Kurrajong mr. Tim Pimlico 1 being burnt
Douglas Annandale Kirwan and 13 gala Central and South towns voyage to leave
home and find safer ground immediately all public access to the dam is now
closed for public safety further down the river the Appling Weir the river was
already at 2.51 metres by 4:00 p.m. and is predicted to continue rising to major
flood levels of 2.9 meters by late Sunday anyone needing evacuation
assistance should call this is on 130 2500 or 4 life-threatening emergencies
called triple zero Townsville is an uncharted territory
after the city cop more rain over the past week than it’s ever seen before
tornadoes could also affect Queensland’s flooded north with reports of high winds
downing trees in Townsville where up to 500 homes have already been inundated
its seventh day rainfall tally of 1012 millimeters eclipsed the previous record
of 886 millimetres said in the year of the city’s devastating 1998 floods
Townsville mayor Jenny Hale set days of danger were ahead as the weather bureau
warned of a serious situation as intense rain again fell over the catchment of
the city’s swollen Ross River Dam the dam is at 237 percent of capacity and
continues to rise she couldn’t rule out ramping up dam
releases in a bid to protect the majority of the city from widespread
flooding we don’t know when this event will end
we cannot give you any certainty about what we are going to need to do into the
future she told her reporters local police
chief and district disaster coordinator Steve Monroe said the city was at the
halfway point of its flood emergency with the very heavy rain expected until
midweek at the moment we have probably got four hundred five hundred homes
affected it could move up to the ten thousand twenty thousand mark he said
that’s the worst-case scenario we’re looking at if things keep going
pear-shaped the Bureau of Meteorology said intense rain resumed on Sunday over
the catchment of the Ross River Dam it said storms were expected to cause
dangerous flash flooding in the warning area police said the river broke its
banks on Sunday afternoon in the Townsville suburb of Aitkin Vale one of
the raft of communities that faced fresh flood warnings about 10,000 properties
remain without power across the city the heaviest rain overnight was north of
Townsville Ingraham copped a staggering half a metre of rain in less than 24
hours and nearby Halifax 415 millimeters but authorities say those communities
are not in any imminent danger the monsoon trough that’s generating
potentially damaging winds and flooding rain is now expected to affect
communities further south a severe weather warning zone now extends from
England to Mackay out west flooding rains have also arrived including in the
drought affected town of human flooding is now expected on the northern side of
the Flinders River and properties are likely to be affected with residents
told to consider moving bruce gun from the Bureau of Meteorology said the
monsoon trough had the potential to generate tornadoes with warnings current
from 100 kilometres per hour winds there is some chance of tornadoes forming
there is enough favourable wind shear to make that possible he said on Sunday
Townsville authorities said rising winds were already bringing down trees their
premiere on a statue Palace took has again ordered schools that were closed
in North Queensland on to remain closed on Monday more schools
might be added to the list later in the day 11 council areas have been affected
by the disaster which has been declared a catastrophe by insurers whether the
losses of more than 16 million in certain to rise we are in unprecedented
times there is more rain to come the premier said North Queensland’s flood
crisis what we know between 400 and 500 homes inundated in Townsville more than
a meter of rain fell in Townsville in seven days an all-time record concerns
for up to 20,000 homes depending on Falls in coming days intense rain
expected until the middle of the week severe weather warning in place for
intense rain flash flooding and damaging winds from Ingham South to Mackay and
England almost to the Northern Territory border conditions could risk the
formation of tornadoes properties at risk of a nan Batian near human D and
Outback Queensland abnormally high tides risking coastal inundation in parts of
the peninsula and Gulf country early damage estimates put at 16 million but
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