Flood Watch Kimberley

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Western Australia

A Commonwealth and State interagency partnership that provides flood warning services for the community of Western Australia

Flood Watch for the East Kimberley

Issued at 1:57 pm WST on Saturday 20 December 2014

Western Australia Flood Warning Centre

Heavy rainfall recorded for the 24 hours to 9am Saturday in the east Kimberley include 121mm at Diggers Rest. For the next 24 hours to 9am Sunday, wide spread rainfall of 30mm to 70mm with isolated heavier falls of 100mm is forecast for the east Kimberley. Recorded and forecast rainfall in the east Kimberley may cause significant stream rises with areas of flooding during Saturday and Sunday.

DFES advises people and communities to be aware that flooding is possible and be prepared to relocate equipment and livestock. Watch water levels. Travellers need to be aware that road conditions may be adversely affected and travel plans may need to be reconsidered. Do not drive into water of unknown depth and velocity.

Community information is available from DFES at www.dfes.wa.gov.au.

Current river levels are available from Department of Water at

www.water.wa.gov.au

This flood watch is available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warnings, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood/

Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/

Next Issue:

The next flood watch for the East Kimberley will be issued by 11am Sunday.

For information on road conditions contact Main Roads WA on 138 138 or visit www.mainroads.wa.gov.au