Townsville floods: in photos

Townsville floods 2019: in photos


What we know about Queensland's flood crisis.


Queensland's flood crisis on Monday. What we know:

* Between 400 and 500 homes inundated in Townsville

* Fears up to 2000 may have been affected by water in some way

* About 1000 people holed up in Townsville's evacuation centres

* Choppers and boats being used to get more people out of their homes

* More than 1,000 calls for help to the SES and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services in the past 24 hours, most in Townsville

Bureau of Meteorology Update: Monday, February 4

* Almost 2000 cubic metres per second is being released from the swollen Ross River Dam, sending water downstream into Townsville suburbs

* Dam expected to peak at 11am on Monday and remain at that level until at least midnight

* Communities from Ingham south to Mackay and west to Mt Isa are under a severe weather warning

* Intense rain with significant flash flooding forecast for communities from Ingham to Bowen, and possibly further south

* The monsoon trough could become a cyclone if it moves offshore

Australian Associated Press


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