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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - North Esk River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Tasmania

Final Flood Warning for the North Esk River

Issued at 3:11 pm EST on Thursday 15 September 2016
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.

Flood Warning Number: 3

The flood warning for the North Esk River basin is now finalised.

River levels throughout the catchment are rising in response to rainfall
overnight Thursday, but they are expected to remain below their minor flood
levels.

In the 24 hours to 9AM Thursday, rainfall totals of 20 to 30mm have been
reported about the North Esk catchment, with the highest total of 32mm observed
at Upper Blessington. Since 9AM Thursday 2 to 5mm have been observed with
further 5 to 10mm still possible for the remainder of Thursday.

Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard throughout the North Esk catchment
over the next few days.

St Patricks River:
No flooding is expected in the St Patricks River.

The St Patricks River at Nunamara Offtake is currently at 0.88 metres and
steady. The river level in the St Patricks River at Nunamara is expected to
remain below minor flood level.

Upper North Esk River:
River levels in the upper reaches of the North Esk River are expected to remain
below minor flood level.

Lower North Esk River around Corra Linn:
No flooding is expected in the Lower North Esk River around Corra Linn.

The North Esk River at Corra Linn is currently at 2.07 metres and rising. The
river level in the North Esk River at Corra Linn is expected to remain below
minor flood level.

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

Latest River Heights:
St Patricks River at Nunamara Offtake, 0.88, Steady, 02:04 PM THU 15/09/16
North Esk River at Ballroom, 1.26, Steady, 02:00 PM THU 15/09/16
North Esk River at Corra Linn, 2.07, Rising, 02:14 PM THU 15/09/16

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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