Wet Weather Expected


Townsville City Council is continuing to monitor weather updates and dam levels in preparation for the expected wet weather throughout the week. It comes as three weather systems are predicted to impact North Queensland over the coming days. Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said Council will continue to take advice from the experts at the Bureau of Meteorology and monitor the situation.

“Council will take the advice of the BoM as these weather systems begin to affect North Queensland,” Cr Hill said. “We are monitoring the levels of Paluma and Ross River dams as we usually would during the wet season. Council has comprehensive emergency action plans for both dams, as we are required to have by law, and we will follow the guidelines set out in these plans when managing these dams. “For the time being, we are asking all residents to heed any weather warnings and to take their usual wet season precautions.

Cr Hill said residents should take the time to check in on their neighbours and to look out for each other. “Please make sure that your neighbours and loved ones are prepared for the rain, especially if they are new to North Queensland and Townsville. “If you spot any potholes, fallen trees or other issues to report them to Council by calling our Customer Service Centre on 13 48 10 or using the iCouncil or Send Snap Solve apps.

“For those that are driving during the rain, please be mindful of any traffic warnings and remember – if it’s flooded, forget it.” For more information, and to stay up to date on road closures and weather warnings, visit Council’s Emergency Management Dashboard athttp://disaster.townsville.qld.gov.au/