Ex-Tropical Cyclone Penny update

Burdekin Shire Council continued to monitor the impacts of ex-Tropical Cyclone Penny overnight after receiving advice from Bureau of Meteorology on Thursday afternoon that minor flood levels were expected in the lower Burdekin River.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said “The Burdekin River at Inkerman Bridge peaked at 7.36 metres at about midnight last night. The river also peaked at Rita Island 100 millimetres below deck, with Groper Creek recording a water height of 450 millimetres below the top of the jetty.

“Council has been in regular contact with our area wardens in both Rita Island and Groper Creek, and I am pleased to say that no incidents have been reported.”

Minor localised flooding occurred on Wunjunga Road, which continues to be closed.

For updates on disaster information please visit http://disaster.burdekin.qld.gov.au/ and follow the Burdekin Shire Council Disaster Coordination Centre on Facebook.

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