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Weather Warnings - Flooding Outlook Advice - Pilbara

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

A Commonwealth and State interagency partnership that provides
flood warning services for the community of Western Australia

Flood Watch for the West Pilbara District
Issued at 11:01 am WST on Saturday 2 May 2015
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre

Flooding may redevelop in the West Pilbara District during Saturday into Sunday.

Significant rainfall totals have been recorded in the Pilbara District with
widespread totals from 20 to 70 mm observed. Rainfall totals of 76 mm has been
recorded at 59 Mile Peg for the 24 hours to 9am Saturday.

Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast for the north west part of the Pilbara
District during Saturday into Sunday. For the 24 hours to 9 am Sunday,
widespread rainfall totals of 30 mm to 40 mm is forecast with isolated falls of
50 mm.

Observed and forecast rainfall may lead to significant stream rises and areas
of flooding developing in the western parts of the Pilbara District.

Catchments where flooding may develop include:
Port Hedland Coast catchments
De Grey River catchment

Flood warnings are current for the following Pilbara catchments:
Lyndon-Minilya Rivers
Onslow Coastal Rivers

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 District will be issued by 11am WST
Sunday 3 May 2015.

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

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