111 streets that can't escape Rockhampton's flood
THE BUREAU of Meteorology have narrowed down their forecast for Rockhampton's flood to 9m.
The flood will directly affect 2117 homes, 1209 commercial properties, and water will rise above the floor boards of 217 homes, according to Rockhampton Regional Council's latest projections.
Areas including The Common, the border of Koongal and Berserker, parts of Park Avenue and Kawana, Depot Hill, Pink Lily, Lakes Creek, and some other sections of the city, will start flooding this afternoon when river levels exceed the moderate flood level of 7.5m.
The Fitzroy River at Rockhampton has surged to 6.75m, just 25cm below the minor flood level.
The river will likely exceed the major flood level of 8.5m by tomorrow afternoon before reaching its peak on Wednesday.
BoM hydrologists believe it will stay at major flood level for about five days.
This list includes every street where houses are flooded, including in the backyard.
The list, which is based on current Rockhampton Regional flood maps, may also not include homes protected by the new flood barriers.
Koongal, Berserker: 22
Lakes Creek Rd
Allenstown, Depot Hill, The Range, CBD: 41
Quay St Exit
Port Curtis Rd
Lower Dawson Rd
Little Gladstone Rd
Park Avenue, Kawana: 21
Moores Creek Rd
Pink Lily: 14
Pink Lily St
Von Allmen Rd
Quarter Park Rd
Lion Creek Rd
Alton Down Nine Rd
Old Nine Mile Rd
2011 FLOODS | A view from the sky
West Rockhampton, Wandal: 8
Lion Creek Rd
Other major roads: 5
Old Capricorn Hwy
Emu Park Rd