Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - North Esk River
Final Flood Warning for the North Esk River
Issued at 3:44 pm EDT on Friday 9 December 2016
by Bureau of Meteorology, Hobart.
Flood Warning Number: 3
River levels peaked near the minor flood level in the lower reaches of the
North Esk River about Corra Linn late Friday morning and are now falling. River
levels are expected to continue easing over the weekend.
In the 24 hours to 9 am Friday 52mm of rainfall was observed. Rainfall has
eased and no significant rainfall is forecast for Friday.
Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard in throughout the North Esk
catchment over the next few days.
St Patricks River:
No further flooding is expected in the St Patricks River.
The St Patricks River at Nunamara Offtake is currently at 1.02 metres and
Upper North Esk River:
No further flooding is expected in the Upper North Esk River.
Lower North Esk River around Corra Linn:
No further flooding is expected in the Lower North Esk River around Corra Linn.
The North Esk River at Corra Linn peaked at 2.50 metres around 11:40 am Friday
09 December and is currently at 2.47 metres and falling.
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.
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
St Patricks River at Nunamara Offtake, 1.03, Falling, 03:01 PM FRI 09/12/16
North Esk River at Ballroom, 0.78, Steady, 07:00 AM FRI 09/12/16
North Esk River at Corra Linn, 2.47, Falling, 02:03 PM FRI 09/12/16
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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