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Flood Warning Raised To 'Amber' In Some Locations

Gladstone Regional Council wishes to advise the Bureau of Meteorology has issued an Amber level threat alert for flooding in some parts of the region.

Heavy rainfall associated with ex-tropical cyclone Penny has developed over parts of the state.

Due to this, river levels have the potential to rise above the minor flood level.

Council urges residents living in known flood areas to please remain vigilant and stay up-to-date with the latest information via RegionWatch and Bureau of Meteorology.

A range of disaster preparedness information is available on the 'Emergencies and Disasters' page on Council's website at www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/emergencies

Gladstone Region catchments likely to be affected include:
• Calliope River

Other catchments likely to be affected include:
• Daintree River
• Mossman River
• Barron River
• Mulgrave and Russell Rivers
• Johnstone River
• Tully River
• Murray River
• Herbert River
• Black River
• Ross and Bohle Rivers
• Haughton River
• Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam
• Don and Proserpine Rivers
• Pioneer River
• Dawson and Don Rivers
• Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek

The public is encouraged to report any dangerous conditions affecting the region's roads to Council's Call Centre on 4970 0700.