Flash flooding warning for Townsville suburbs

Residents in suburbs across Townsville are warned that they may experience flash flooding from heavy rainfall over a short period causing surrounding river and creek levels to rise.

This includes West End, Rowes Bay, Garbutt, Hyde Park, Aitkenvale, Currajong, Rosslea, Pimlico, Mysterton, Mundingburra and surrounding areas.

Residents in the area should move to higher ground if they are concerned about flooding in their home.

The Heatley Public Shelter remains operational as an evacuation centre and is currently staffed. The centre is at 321 Fulham Road, Heatley.

Ignatius Park College has also been established as an evacuation centre. The centre is located at 368 Ross River Road, Cranbrook.

Residents are asked to make alternative arrangements for all pets and to keep belongings to a small bag.

If you require evacuation assistance, contact SES on 132 500.

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