Rockhampton residents continue to brace for the rising Fitzroy River as lower lying parts of the city are inundated with flood water.
ABOUT 500 homes have been evacuated in the Rockhampton district over the past 48 hours, with further houses still likely to come under threat today.
Local BREAKING: CLEAN drinking water will remain available throughout the floods, but residents should still stock up.
Local BREAKING 11.30am: Premier Anna Bligh says 15 pallets of non-perishable food will be flown to Mackay today and trucked to Rockhampton.
AT LEAST 400 Rockhampton residents have abandoned their flooded homes and hundreds more are expected to leave over the next two days.