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EMERGENCY ALERT for HINCHINBROOK as at 6.30pm Thu 8 Mar
An Emergency Alert flood message has been issued by the Hinchinbrook Shire Council. Major flood levels are expected in the Herbert River peaking at 14.7 metres at the Ingham Pump Station at 5am on Friday 9 March.
Residents in flood prone areas should enact their household emergency plan immediately. Further information is available at http://disaster.hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au.
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The latest advice was issued at 4:25 pm EST on Thursday 8 March 2018 Flood Warning Number: 8
– A Major Flood Warning has been issued for the Herbert River, you now need to be prepared for flooding.
– A Major Flood Peak similar to February 2009 flood levels is expected at Ingham early Friday morning.
– River levels are expected to reach the major flood level at Ingham Pump Station (14.75 m) early Friday morning.
– The Herbert River at Gairloch is expected to peak around 12.50 metres early Friday morning.
– Sand and sandbags are available for collection at BP Halifax, Carrs Farm at Cordelia and
Shire Hall car park Ingham.
– Roads closed in the district include Hawkins Creek at Dalrymple and Bridge and Bosworths Crossing.
– Water over road at Halifax / Gairloch Washaway and the Blue Butterfly Road intersection.
– Residents need to take immediate action to prepare for a major flood event.
– Residents in low lying flood prone areas should be enacting their household emergency plan
You now need to be ready for flooding.
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