WITH the potential of flooding still a reality for the town of Howard, the Burrum District Community Centre wants to assure people they are ready for anything.

Burrum district disaster manager Ricky Rowland said if necessary, the community centre could house 150 people for three days without assistance or power.

He said at this stage people should be regularly checking emergency updates and preparing to evacuate if needed.

"Keep an eye on known causeways that tend to go over and remember if it's flooded, forget it," Mr Rowland said.

"If you think you're going to be cut off, you need to decide 'I need to leave at a safe time'."


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While Burrum River levels have fallen below the minor flood level at Howard, peaking at 5.36 metres on Monday morning, more heavy rainfall is likely to reach the catchment areas throughout the week.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned renewed rises were possible during the week with rainfall of more than 100mm expected.

"We're forecasting more thunderstorms which will be slow moving and have the potential to bring more locally heavy showers," meteorologist Adam Blazak said.

"So we could see falls like that again and obviously that could affect those river levels."

Water levels

Burrum River at Lenthalls Dam reached 26.16m on Monday at 8am and stopped rising.

Burrum River at Howard peaked at 5.36m Monday morning and began to fall.