Fairfax Media Network

Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Fortescue River

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 Warning for the Fortescue River Catchment
Issued at 9:45 am WST on Wednesday 12 February 2014
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre

For the 24 hours to 9am Wednesday, rainfall recorded in the upper areas of the
Fortescue River catchment was generally less than 20mm. No significant rainfall
is forecast in the catchment for the next 24 hours to 9am Thursday. In the
absence of significant rainfall forecast, flooding is not expected in the
catchment.

DFES's State Emergency Service (SES) 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 warning is available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warnings, rainfall and
river information are available at http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood/

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/

Next Issue:
No further flood warnings for the Fortescue River catchment will be issued
unless conditions change.

Latest River Heights:
Fortescue River at Newman 0.12m steady 09:00 AM WED 12/02/14
Weeli Wolli Ck at Tarina 0.22m steady 08:00 AM WED 12/02/14
Fortescue River at Deep Reach 0.34m steady 08:00 AM WED 12/02/14
Fortescue River at Gregory Gorge 0.29m steady 09:00 AM WED 12/02/14
Fortescue River at Bilanoo 0.2m steady 09:00 AM WED 12/02/14

Information on road conditions contact Main Roads WA Customer Contact Centre on
138 138 or at www.mainroads.wa.gov.au.
Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Labor, Greens slam Agriculture White Paper for lack of strategic vision or climate change consideration

18:08 EST

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his government "wants to back people who are prepared to back themselves", and that a newly released vision for Australian agriculture will do just that.

How to escape from a flooded car: Safety driving expert shares his three tips

16:22 EST

Queensland has had more than its share of severe flood events in recent years, yet despite authorities' repeated warnings, drivers have continued to cross flooded roadways.

Fog forces RFDS flight carrying patients to Perth to land on Rottnest Island

15:40 EST

A Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft has been forced to land on Rottnest Island with two patients on board because of the thick fog in Perth.