WA Flood Watch: Wooramel, Murchison,Greenough,Yarra Yarra Lakes and parts of the Salt Lake District and Avon River Catchments

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:52 am WST on Saturday 10 April 2021 Flood Watch Number: 2

RAPID FLOODING MAY DEVELOP IN THE WOORAMEL, MURCHISON,GREENOUGH, YARRA YARRA LAKES, AVON and parts of the SALT LAKE DISTRICT RIVER CATCHMENTS FROM CYCLONE SEROJA

Tropical Cyclone Seroja has slowed and is beginning to turn towards the coast.
The system will make landfall late Sunday or early Monday. Intense rainfall is
expected close to the track of Seroja during Sunday and Monday.

No significant rainfall recorded in the flood watch catchments during the 24 hours to 9:00 am Saturday.

Rainfall forecast totals for Saturday will range from 5 to 10 mm in the flood watch catchments.

As Seroja makes landfall during Sunday, rainfall of 50 - 80 mm with isolated falls to 100 mm are expected in the Wooramel and Murchison River catchment.

Coastal areas in the Greenough may receive falls of 30 - 50 mm with isolated rainfall totals up to 80 mm.

Rainfall totals of 50 - 80 mm with isolated totals up to 100 mm are expected over parts of Yarra Yarra Lakes District, Salt Lake District and northern Avon river catchments during Sunday.

Rapid and flash flooding of low lying areas and river rises are expected. Many roads, and possibly primary and secondary highways, may be affected. Some communities and homesteads may become isolated.

Check road conditions before travelling and NEVER drive into flood waters.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Wooramel River

Murchison River

Greenough River

Yarra Yarra Lakes District

Avon River

This flood watch is available by dialling 1300 659 213. For more information on the Flood Watch Service visit http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

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 and Environmental Regulation at www.water.wa.gov.au/maps-and-data/monitoring/river-level-monitoring



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