Heavy rainfall received across the area overnight is expected to continue for a further 48 hours at least.
A flood watch was issued yesterday for anticipated heavy rainfall across the region.
A flood warning for the Mossman River catchment was issued this morning with river level rises occurring across the catchment area in response to overnight heavy rainfall.
Heavy rainfall is expected to continue for the region for the next few days and road closures around the Shire are highly likely to occur.
Sandbags and sand are available at the Mossman SES shed (rear of the Council Building in Mossman), at the Port Douglas Community Hall in Mowbray Street, Port Douglas and at the SES Shed in Oleander Drive, Wonga beach.
People must bring their own shovel to fill bags.