Fitzroy River to peak Friday night
WITH Fitzroy River peaking at 19.88m at Riverslea overnight, the expected peak for Rockhampton is still 7.3m.
Rockhampton Regional Council Mayor Brad Carter said the Bureau of Meteorology had told the Local Disaster Management Group this morning that the Fitzroy River should reach the 7.3m level at the Derby St flood marker in Rockhampton overnight on Friday.
"We've had a number of relevant agencies working together in the LDMG for the past week and are well prepared for this peak on Friday," Cr Carter said.
"We've had representatives from a number of agencies, including Council, Queensland Fire and Rescue, Rockhampton Police, State Emergency Service, Education Queensland, Queensland Health, Queensland Ambulance Service and a number of volunteer groups meeting every morning to ensure we take every measure possible to be adequately prepared."
The Local Disaster Coordination Centre is active between 8am and 6pm and can be reached on 1300 652 659.
Council are expecting to re-open the Riverside Car Parks by the end of next week.