Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Paroo River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning For The Paroo River (Nsw)
Issued at 10:43 AM EDT on Friday 21 February 2020
Flood Watch Number: 15

MINOR FLOODING CURRENT AT WILLARA CROSSING
Heavy rainfall is forecast for the upper parts of the Paroo catchment during the weekend. This rainfall may lead to renewed river rises.
The Paroo River at Willara Crossing is expected to remain above the minor flood level (0.7 metres) into next week. Renewed rises are possible with forecast rainfall.

Paroo River (NSW):
Minor flooding is occurring along the Paroo River (NSW).

Minor flooding is current for the Paroo River at Willara Crossing where river levels are slowly receding.

Flood Safety Advice:
In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on 132 500.
Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest available place.
Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely to flood.
Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive and dangerous.}
For more emergency information, advice, and access to the latest river heights and rainfall observations and forecasts:
* NSW SES: www.ses.nsw.gov.au
* RMS Live Traffic: www.livetraffic.com
* Latest River Heights and Rainfall Observations: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/outerwest.shtml
* Latest NSW Warnings: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/
* Rainfall Forecasts: www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/
* BOM NSW Twitter: www.twitter.com/BOM_NSW

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EDT on Monday 24 February 2020.

Latest River Heights:
Paroo River at Caiwarro,1.29,Steady,09:00 AM FRI 21/02/20
Paroo River at Willara Crossing,0.87,Steady,10:00 AM FRI 21/02/20
Turra at Cuttaburra Channel,0.79,Rising,10:00 AM FRI 21/02/20

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood. The latest weather forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts.

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