The mayor of of a flood hit region in the Northern Territory says the Territory’s emergency plans need to be questioned.

The comment comes amid major flooding in parts of the NT as a deep tropical low tracks slowly east across the region.

Heavy rain led to the Victoria River bursting it’s banks and an emergency declaration has been issued for multiple remote communities including Palumpa, Yarralin, Pidgeon Hole, Daguragu and Kalkarindji.

Around 700 residents have had to be evacuated so far and have been relocated to Katherine before they move onto Darwin where evacuation centres have been set up.

With ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie devastating the town of Timber Creek in December, the Mayor of Victoria Daly Regional Council, Brian Pedwell told the ABC that lessons should have been learnt.

Image: Janama Street Flooded in Kalkarindji (Victoria Daly Regional Council website)