With significant rainfall expected for Far North Queensland over the next week, Police are urging the community to work with emergency services so that everyone stays safe.
A severe weather warning has already been issued, with concerns a cyclone could form off the coast, bringing potential flash flooding and 90 km/h wind gusts.
Emergency services in Far North Queensland are seeking the cooperation of motorists and residents as they prepare for the wild weather.
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Queensland Police Chief Superintendent and Far North Queensland Disaster Coordinator Brian Huxley is urging everyone to keep in mind that despite the already significant rainfall, there could be a lot more on the way.
“We have already had reports of a vehicle being stuck in flood waters on a major road and emergency services are currently looking for a woman believed to be lost near a flood creek.
“The last thing we police want to do is to have to advise family members that their loved one has been lost whilst attempting to drive through flooded waters or swimming in flood rivers, creeks or causeway,” Mr Huxley said.
Police are also reminding parents to warn their children of the dangers of swimming in flooded areas over the holidays.