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  • Monday, 11 February 2019 5:55 PM An Emergency Alert message has been issued by the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council for residents on Palm Island. 
     
    The message advises residents to boil their water until further notice due to recent rainfall impacting the water treatment plant. 

    Residents are asked to inform their family and friends. Further information is available at www.palmcouncil.qld.gov.au
     
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  • Saturday, 9 February 2019 4:00 PM An Emergency Alert message to boil drinking water has been issued for Palm Island residents, from the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council. Read More >>

  • Friday, 8 February 2019 2:40 PM 

    The Emergency Alert for Black River has been CANCELLED.

    A critical infrastructure Emergency Alert message has been issued to Black River residents from the Townsville Local Disaster Management Group.

    The message advises residents that properties in Black River will experience loss of water supply due to a break in the watermain. 

    Residents are advised there will be no water for approximately 6 hours.

    Council crews are currently on site repairing the break. For more information listen to local radio, visit www.townsville.qld.gov.au or phone 1800 738 541. 

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  • Friday, 8 February 2019 1:35 PM An Emergency Alert message has been issued by the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council for residents on Palm Island.

    The message advises residents to boil their water until further notice because recent rain has impacted the water treatment plant. Residents are further advised to inform their family and friends. Further information is available at www.palmcouncil.qld.gov.au
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  • Thursday, 7 February 2019 5:00 PM 

    The Emergency Alert for Hughenden has been CANCELLED.

    An Emergency Alert message has been issued by the Flinders Local Disaster Management Group to residents in Hughenden.

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  • Wednesday, 6 February 2019 12:10 PM 
    The Emergency Alert for Lower Herbert has been CANCELLED.
     
    An Emergency Alert flood message has been issued by Hinchinbrook Shire Council for residents of the Lower Herbert. 
     
    The message advises that flood levels on the Herbert River at Halifax are expected to peak at 5.5 metres this afternoon. 
     
    Residents of the Lower Herbert are advised to enact their household emergency plans. 
     
    Further information is available at  http://disaster.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au

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  • Wednesday, 6 February 2019 11:44 AM 

    The Emergency Alert for Cluden, Rosslea, Hermit Park, Oonoonba, Idalia and Railway Estate has been CANCELLED.

    An Emergency Alert flood message has been issued by the Townsville Local Disaster Management Group for properties in Cluden, Rosslea, Hermit Park, Oonoonba, Idalia and Railway Estate.

    The message advises residents that properties in these areas may experience flash flooding due to heavy rainfall. 

    Residents are advised to move to higher ground if they are concerned. 

    Residents are advised to contact Townsville City Council on 1800 738 541 or monitor the Townsville City Council website for more information www.townsville.qld.gov.au

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  • Tuesday, 5 February 2019 4:42 PM 

    The Emergency Alert for Charters Towers has been CANCELLED.

    An Emergency Alert flood message has been issued for residents in the Charters Towers area.

    There is a major flood warning for the Burdekin River. With forecast rainfall, the Burdekin River at Sellheim may reach close to 19 metres late Tuesday evening.

    Macrossan Bridge at Sellheim will be closed for the next two to three days, and potentially for longer.

    For flood assistance please call SES on 132 500 or contact TRIPLE ZERO (000) for life threatening emergencies.

    For more information visit www.getready.ctrc.qld.gov.au

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  • Tuesday, 5 February 2019 4:16 PM An Emergency Alert message to boil drinking water has been issued for Palm Island residents from the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council.

    Palm Island residents are asked to boil all drinking water until further notice because recent rain has impacted the water treatment plant. Please also tell your family and friends to boil their drinking water.

    For more information please visit the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council website http://www.palmcouncil.qld.gov.au/ 
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  • Tuesday, 5 February 2019 12:30 AM 

    The Emergency Alert for Bluewater, Bluewater Park, Toolakea and Saunders Beach has been CANCELLED.

    An Emergency Alert flood message has been issued for Bluewater, Bluewater Park, Toolakea and Saunders Beach. 
     
    The message advises properties in these areas are at risk of flash flooding due to intense rainfall in the Bluewater Creek catchment causing water levels to rise. 
     
    Residents are advised to move to higher ground if concerned. 
     
    Residents are advised to listen to local radio, visit www.townsville.qld.gov.au or phone 1800 738 541 for more information. 

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  • Monday, 4 February 2019 2:51 PM An Emergency Alert has been issued for Palm Island in relation to flooding. 

    The message advises residents not to swim, or allow others to swim, in flood water and comply with road closure signage. 

    For more information visit mypolice.qld.gov.au/Townsville/
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  • Sunday, 3 February 2019 9:25 PM The Emergency Alert for Townsville residents has been CANCELLED.  Read More >>

  • Sunday, 3 February 2019 7:30 PM 
    An Emergency Alert message to boil water has been issued for residents in the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council area.
     
    Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council has advised recent rain has impacted the water treatment plant and recommends that residents boil all drinking water until further notice. 
     
    Residents are advised to tell family and friends. 
     
    Monitor the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council website for more information www.palmcouncil.qld.gov.au.
     
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  • Sunday, 3 February 2019 5:50 PM 

    The Emergency Alert for Townsville residents has been CANCELLED.  

    An Emergency Alert message has been issued to Townsville residents from the Townsville Local Disaster Management Group.

    The message advises that dam levels are expected to rise during the hours of 8.30pm Sunday and 6am Monday.

    If maximum dam capacity is reached, dam gates will open and the following areas will experience imminent flash flooding as a result of significant, sudden rises in the Ross River: Rosslea, Hermit Park, Railway Estate, South Townsville, Oonoonba, Idalia, West End, Rowes Bay, Garbutt, Townsville City, Cluden, Hyde Park, Aitkenvale, Currajong, Pimlico, Mysterton, Mundingburra, Douglas, Annandale, Kirwan and Thuringowa Central.

    Residents are advised to move away from the Ross River immediately and make their way to higher ground now. If at home, move to the highest point of your dwelling. 

    Call Triple Zero (000) for all life-threatening emergencies. 

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  • Sunday, 3 February 2019 2:20 PM 
    The Emergency Alert for Hyde Park, Aitkenvale, Currajong, Rosslea, Mysterton, Pimlico and Mundingburra has been CANCELLED. 
    Read More >>

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