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

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:59 am WST on Sunday 11 April 2021

Flood Watch Number: 3

RAPID FLOODING MAY DEVELOP IN THE WOORAMEL, MURCHISON,GREENOUGH, MOORE HILL, YARRA YARRA LAKES, AVON, MOORE, HILL AND PARTS OF THE SALT LAKE DISTRICT RIVER CATCHMENTS FROM CYCLONE SEROJA

Tropical Cyclone Seroja is moving rapidly towards the southeast, approaching the west coast of WA and will begin impacting coastal communities Sunday afternoon. 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 Sunday.

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

Coastal areas in the Greenough may receive falls of 50 - 80 mm with isolated rainfall totals up to 100mm during Sunday and further falls of 30 - 50 mm with isolated falls of up to 80mm during Monday.

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

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
Moore and Hill Rivers
Avon River
Salt Lakes District Rivers

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

Rainfall and River Conditions Map


 

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