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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

Cancellation of Flood Watch for the Pilbara District
Issued at 10:21 am WST on Wednesday 22 April 2015
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre


Rainfall is easing in areas of the Pilbara. For the 24 hours to 9am Wednesday,
rainfall totals of 30mm to 75mm were recorded in the Fortescue River catchment.
Rainfall totals of 10mm to 30mm were recorded in the Port Hedland Coastal
catchment.

For the 24 hours to 9am Thursday, rainfall totals of 15mm to 30mm, with
isolated falls up to 45mm, have been forecast for the Pilbara.

Stream rises may occur due to the recorded and forecast rainfall although areas
of widespread flooding are not expected in the Pilbara.

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:
No further Flood Watches will be issued for the Pilbara unless conditions
change.

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

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