STAY INFORMED – Kowanyama – Flood as at 08:12am Wednesday, 20th December 2023

Dec 20, 2023

Warning level: ADVICE

Warning Area: Kowanyama

This warning is from Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council.

There is a chance of widespread flooding in Kowanyama within the coming days.

Conditions could become dangerous. For flood and storm emergency help, call the SES on 132 500 or download the SES Assistance QLD app.

Impacts in your Area:

  • River and creek levels are quickly rising in the Mitchell River Catchment.
  • There could be flooding near the river and creeks.
  • Roads could be flooded, making it dangerous to drive.

What You Should Do:

  • Stay up to date because conditions could change overnight: Information is available via TCICA’s disaster dashboard and local radio Channel 40.
  • Tell friends, family and neighbours in the area.
  • Decide what you will do if flooding starts. Find out how to get ready for a flood at
  • Stay out of rivers, creeks and flood water.
  • If flooding starts, do not drive unless you have to.

For Those with Limited Mobility:

  • Start getting ready now in case the flood gets worse and you need to leave: Pack a bag with enough clothes for five days, important documents (like identification, insurance papers and passports), medicine, cash and keys.
  • Call your support service, a family member or a friend to organise transport if the flood gets worse and you need to leave.

More Information:

  • Stay informed by signing up for our Council’s alert system. Text “updates” to 0428 386 304 to receive timely updates and emergency alerts.
  • For Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council updates, visit Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council’s Facebook page.
  • For Weather warnings, visit Bureau of Meteorology Queensland warnings page.
  • Power outage information, go to Ergon.
  • Traffic information and closed roads, go to or call 13 19 40.

The next update will be sent when the situation changes.