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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - North Esk River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Initial Minor Flood Warning for the North Esk River

Issued at 10:25 am EST on Tuesday 3 May 2016
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Warning Number: 1

Minor flooding is expected to develop in the North Esk catchment about Corra
Linn Tuesday afternoon in response to rainfall observed in the last 24 hours.

In the last 24 hours, 53mm has been reported at Mt Barrow and between 20 to
35mm elsewhere in the catchment. A further 10 to 20mm is possible about
elevated areas during Tuesday.

Strong and dangerous flows will be a hazard over the next few days across the
whole North Esk catchment.

St Patricks River:
Minor flooding is likely along the St Patricks River.

The St Patricks River at Nunamara Offtake is likely to reach the minor flood
level (1.50 m) Tuesday afternoon.

Upper North Esk River:
Strong river rises are likely to occur in the Upper North Esk River during
Tuesday.

Lower North Esk River around Corra Linn:
Minor flooding is likely along the Lower North Esk River around Corra Linn.

The North Esk River at Corra Linn is likely to exceed the minor flood level
(2.70 m) Tuesday afternoon. The river level may peak between 2.70 and 3.00
metres Tuesday evening.

Flood Safety Advice:
FloodSafe advice is available at www.ses.tas.gov.au
Road closure information is available at www.police.tas.gov.au

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.
For life threatening situations, call 000 immediately.

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 04:00 pm EST on Tuesday 03 May 2016.

Latest River Heights:
St Patricks River at Nunamara Offtake, 0.75, Steady, 10:08 AM TUE 03/05/16
North Esk River at Corra Linn, 1.44, Steady, 10:22 AM TUE 03/05/16

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 216. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/tas/forecasts.
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