Flood warning issued for Central Queensland regions

A FLOOD Watch has been issued for parts of the Central Highlands & Coalfields, Capricornia and Wide Bay and Burnett forecast districts.

An upper trough is forecast to bring showers and storms to south east Queensland during Thursday, spreading to rain areas during the evening and overnight into Friday. Widespread rain is forecast for much of Friday, clearing away during Saturday.

Rainfall totals of 50-100 mm are possible, with locally higher totals likely with storms.

Recent rain over the last week has wetted the catchments. River level rises above the minor flood level are possible.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to localised flash flooding.

Catchments at risk within the Flood Watch area include the Dawson (Fitzroy catchment), Calliope, Boyne, Baffle, Kolan, Burrum-Cherwell, Burnett and Mary.

See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/ to view the current flood warnings for Queensland.

Remember: If it's flooded, forget it.

For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500 For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately Current emergency information is available at www.disaster.qld.gov.au

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