Flood peak revised

THE latest update from the Bureau of Meteorology has revised the predicted flood peak slightly to 7.5m at Rockhampton.

Rockhampton Region Mayor Brad Carter said the Bureau's prediction was that the river would peak at Riverslea tomorrow and as a result the peak in Rockhampton would also be delayed slightly.

"Based on the information from the Bureau we are now expecting the Fitzroy River to peak at 7.5m at the Derby Street flood marker in Rockhampton," Cr Carter said.

"This about 20cm lower than the last prediction of 7.7m and we are now expecting the peak to happen on Friday or Saturday."

Cr Carter urged the community to not become complacent because the river was rising at a steady pace.

"Though the River level is currently still relatively low, it will be rising throughout this week, and we urge residents to remain vigilant and prepare adequately," Cr Carter said.

"Though the peak will be slightly lower there will still be an impact on our community and it's important that residents take all precautions to protect themselves, their friends and family and their properties and businesses."



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