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

Initial Flood Watch for the West Pilbara District

Issued at 10:33 am WST on Saturday 28 March 2015

Western Australia Flood Warning Centre

The remnants of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Nathan are expected to approach the Pilbara coast Sunday evening. This activity will extend into western parts of the Pilbara district during Monday.

Rainfall associated with this event is likely to result in significant river rises in catchments within western parts of the Pilbara district, with minor flooding possible.

Areas likely to be affected include the Lyndon-Minilya River and coastal areas of the Onslow and Ashburton River catchments.

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:

The next Flood Watch for the West Pilbara will be issued by 11:00 am WST Sunday 29 March 2015.

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