Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 1:23 pm WST on Monday 3 August 2020

Flood Watch Number: 1

Heavy rainfall and localised flooding is expected from Monday evening in the South Coastal Rivers.

Rainfall will start in South West District Rivers Monday evening before moving into the central and eastern parts of the South Coastal Rivers on Tuesday.

Although the catchments are dry, localised flooding is possible.

48 hour rainfall totals may reach between 70 - 90 mm in the central and eastern parts of the South Coastal Rivers between Hopetoun and Esperance. Heaviest falls expected closer to the coast.

Forecast rainfall in the affected catchments is expected to result in river rises, areas of flooding and adversely impact road conditions. Some roads may become impassable and communities linked by roads may become isolated.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

South Coastal 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

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