The Barron River catchment has recorded approximately 600 millimetres of rain since Wednesday morning, contributing to a moderate flood warning for the Mulgrave River and Russell River, south of Cairns.
In Goldsborough Valley, water levels at Peets Bridge fell overnight after a moderate flood peak on Thursday afternoon. However, concerns remain as additional rainfall could trigger further rises.
Since the impact of ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper, the State Emergency Service has received 247 calls for assistance, primarily related to flooding and fallen trees affecting properties.
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper is moving westward slowly, and the Bureau of Meteorology expects it to hit the southern Gulf of Carpentaria later today or early Saturday.
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