BURNETT RIVER AT BUNDABERG AT MINOR FLOOD LEVELS

This morning, the Burnett River at Bundaberg reached a minor flood level of 3.5m and will rise further through the day and tonight.  The river is not expected to reach moderate flood levels.  The Bureau of Meteorology has advised that a peak of approximately 4.4m is expected late Monday morning.  A continuation of yesterday’ rainfall is not expected.

More accurate levels will be provided by BOM when river levels upstream peak later today.  Residents in low-lying properties can expect to see flood water in their yards but based on current modelling by BOM this water is not expected to go over floor board levels for any homes in Bundaberg.

Residents and business owners in these low-lying areas are advised to remain watchful but calm.  They are also encouraged to take precautions as appropriate, as part of their normal preparedness activities.

Residents will also see flooding in the usual low-lying roads and streets near the Bundaberg CBD and sporting fields at Kendalls Flats. 

Residents across the region should listen out for updates on local radio.  Bundaberg Regional Council will also provide regular updates via their website and Facebook page.   The Bureau of Meteorology webpage (www.bom.gov.au/qld) provides latest rainfall totals, river conditions and warnings – Bundaberg Regional Council recommends residents monitor these reliable information sources.

The Bundaberg Local Disaster Management Group and Bureau of Meteorology will continue to monitor the situation closely.  Bundaberg Regional Council’s local disaster coordination centre has been activated; for further information or assistance call 1300 883 699.

For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

People are advised that they should:

  • Drive to weather conditions
  • Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters; and
  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains

03/03/13

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