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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Fortescue River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Final Flood Warning for the Fortescue River

Issued at 10:22 am WST on Saturday 25 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 2

Recent thunderstorm activity over the upper Fortescue River catchment has
caused river rises. River rises and areas of flooding are expected to ease in
the Fortescue River during Saturday into Sunday.

Fortescue River:
Renewed river rises possible along the Fortescue River as floodwaters move
downstream, however, widespread flooding is not expected. No significant
rainfall forecast in the catchment for Saturday.

Flood Safety Advice:
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

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

Latest River Heights:
Fortescue River at Newman Road Br, 1.28, Steady, 09:00 AM SAT 25/03/17
Weeli Wolli Ck at Tarina, 0.39, Steady, 09:15 AM SAT 25/03/17
Fortescue River at Deep Reach, 0.23, Steady, 09:00 AM SAT 25/03/17
Fortescue River at Gregory Gorge, 0.43, Steady, 09:00 AM SAT 25/03/17
Fortescue River at Bilanoo, 0.39, Steady, 09:20 AM SAT 25/03/17

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 213. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts.
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