Townsville dam floodgates fully opened, putting more homes at risk

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Winds up to 125km/h forecast and 20,000 homes could be inundated in north Queensland

New severe weather warnings have been issued to residents in northern Queensland as torrential monsoon rain moves southward, adding to floodwaters, while gale-force winds up to 125km/h and tornadoes are forecast to hit the Cape York Peninsula later today.

Authorities are now saying 20,000 homes in Townsville could be inundated as floodwaters continue to rise in the Ross river.

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