Flood warning issued for parts of the Pilbara

Published on Friday, 2 September 2022 at 8:00:00 AM

💧Prepare for flooding in parts of the Midwest-Gascoyne, Perth Metropolitan, Pilbara.💧

As at 01/09/2022 11:48:00 the Bureau of Meteorology advises a low pressure system is expected to develop around the Gascoyne coast within a trough off the west coast on Friday. The trough will extend over the western Pilbara on Friday and move over the remaining Pilbara on Saturday.

Showers and thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rainfall are expected with this system. Catchments in the flood watch area are moderately wet. Moderate to heavy rainfall is forecast over the flood watch area from late Friday into Saturday Flooding of low lying areas and river rises are expected.

Many roads, and possibly secondary highways are likely to be affected. Some communities may become isolated. Check road conditions before travelling.

Significant stream rises with areas of flooding are expected to develop in the Gascoyne Coast and Central West River catchments on Friday. Current river levels are available from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

- Prepare to relocate equipment and livestock early so they are not caught in floodwaters.
- Prepare an emergency kit including enough canned food and water to last for four days, as well as clothing, important documents and medication.
- Fill your vehicle's fuel tank.
- Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to evacuate
- Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters, as they are dangerous.
- Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking.
- Do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.
- Be careful at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
- Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
- Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.
- Carry extra food and water when travelling in case of long delays at crossings.

Roads have not been closed.
Road information may also be available from Main Roads WA by calling 138 138 or visiting Travel Map or by contacting your Local Government Authority.


DFES is monitoring the situation.

Keep up to date as the situation changes:

⛈ Find the latest warnings: https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au
💦 Keep an eye on the weather: https://bit.ly/2WRuj0x
📻 Find your local ABC Radio Station: https://ab.co/2XnaMnU
📱 If you need SES assistance call 132 500
ℹ For more information visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au 

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