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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Northern Territory

Final Flood Warning for the Katherine River

Issued at 4:09 pm CST on Wednesday 31 January 2018
Flood Warning Number: 7

Widespread rainfall totals of 50 - 80 mm have been recorded in the Katherine
River catchment in the past 48 hours but river levels are now easing throughout
the lower Katherine River.

Katherine River Gorge Road:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Katherine River Gorge Road.

The Katherine River at Nitmiluk Centre is currently at 3.05 metres and falling.
The Katherine River at Nitmiluk Centre is expected to remain below the minor
flood level for Katherine River Gorge Road (3.00 m) overnight Wednesday into

Katherine Town:
No flooding is expected in Katherine Town.

Flood Safety Advice:
The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:

* Stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
* Prepare for flooding and move away while safe to do so.
* Don't drive into floodwaters.

For emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones call 132 500.

Emergency information is available at www.securent.nt.gov.au .

The latest road conditions are available at www.roadreport.nt.gov.au .

Next issue:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Katherine River near Birdie Creek, 4.44, Steady, 02:30 PM WED 31/01/18
Seventeen Mile Creek, 2.03, Falling, 03:50 PM WED 31/01/18
Katherine River at Nitmiluk Centre, 3.05, Falling, 04:05 PM WED 31/01/18
Katherine River at Katherine Bridge, 12.61, Rising, 04:07 PM WED 31/01/18

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 214. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nt/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nt/forecasts.
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