Flood Watch Pilbara

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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

Cancellation of Flood Watch for the Pilbara District

Issued at 11:13 am WST on Friday 24 March 2017

Western Australia Flood Warning Centre

Recent thunderstorm activity over the Pilbara has caused river rises in the Pilbara Coastal Rivers catchments and De Grey River catchment.

Flood warnings are current for the Pilbara Coastal Rivers catchments and De Grey River catchment.

River rises also occurred in the Fortescue River and Ashburton River, however, widespread flooding is not expected along these rivers.

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 forecasts see www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts

Next Issue:

No further flood watches for the Pilbara District will be issued for this event.

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