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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - West Kimberley District

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Final Flood Warning for the West Kimberley District

Issued at 10:27 am WST on Tuesday 20 March 2018
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Western Australia

Flood Warning Number: 3

Rivers and areas of flooding are expected to ease in the West Kimberley
catchments Tuesday and Wednesday.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcus has intensified into a severe category 4
tropical cyclone and continues to move towards the west, well away from the WA
mainland.

No further significant rainfall is expected in the West Kimberley from this
event and 24 hour rainfall totals to 9am Tuesday have been 50 mm or less.

West Kimberley District:
No further flooding is expected in the West Kimberley District.

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:
Lennard River at Mount Joseph, 0.62, Steady, 09:00 AM TUE 20/03/18

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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