86 Rockhampton streets to go under water in 'major flood'
FLOOD maps reveal a stunning 86 Rockhampton streets are expected to go under water next Friday.
Rockhampton's Local Disaster Management Group chair Councillor Tony William said, based on current forecasts, the Fitzroy at Rockhampton will reach a major flood level of 8.5m.
Cr Tony Williams said the group is working determine exactly what house would flood, but he referred people to these flood maps below.
"It's a benefit because we have time to prepare," he said. "Every flood is different, and it flood differently in different areas as things change."
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The 8.5m major flood level could still rise, closing the airport if it reaches 8.8m.
But based on current maps, these streets will flood when the Fitzroy at Rockhampton reaches 8.5m next Friday.
For some, only part of the street will submerge. But for others, they are completely going under.
There may be many more streets that flood at the 8.5m level.
14 streets at Koongal
Lakes Creek Rd
22 streets at Allenstown and Depot Hill
Quay St Exit
14 streets at Park Avenue and Kawana
7 streets at Berserker
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20 streets at Pink Lily
Quarter Park Rd
Pink Lily St
Von Allmen Rd
Six Mile Rd
Old Nine Mile Rd
Emu Park Rd
Rockhampton Emu Park Rd
Old Capricorn Hwy
Old Bruce Hwy
Old Port Curtis Rd
Port Curtis Rd
Old Bruce Hwy South