Townsville City Council is urging residents in low-lying areas to prepare their properties ahead of the expected king tides.

The tides are predicted to reach a peak of 3.86m at 8:30am on Wednesday 10 February, and 3.84m at 9am on Thursday 11 February.

Residents living in or visiting areas that may be affected – such as South Townsville, Railway Estate, Hanran Street and Ogden Street – should observe all warning and road closures.

Residents should also move any valuable and cars that could be impacted by salt-water flooding if they are concerned.

Anyone driving through impacted areas should remain vigilant around flooded roads – if it’s flooded, forget it.

For more information on king tides visit our Know Your Risks page.