Weather Warnings - Flood Warning for NT

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Northern Territory
This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.

Flood Watch For The Victoria River Below Kalkarindji
Issued at 11:23 AM CST on Tuesday 05 March 2024
Flood Watch Number: 5
FLOODING LIKELY ACROSS THE VICTORIA RIVER CATCHMENT BELOW KALKARINDJI

Very heavy rainfall across the Victoria River catchment below Kalkarindji has caused significant river level rises along local creeks and rivers.
Catchments in the Flood Watch area are relatively wet following recent rainfall.
The Flood Watch area has sparse rain gauges. It is expected that rainfall totals up to 252 mm have fallen in the 24 hours to 9 am Tuesday. Showers and thunderstorms with isolated heavy falls are likely over the next few days.
Many roads, and possibly primary and secondary highways may be affected. Some communities and homesteads may become isolated. Check road conditions before travelling.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Victoria River below Kalkarindji
Tanami Desert

See www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings to view all of the Bureau's current warning products.
More information on the Flood Watch Service and maps of Flood Watch areas are available at www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml .

Flood Safety Advice:
For emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones call 132 500.
Emergency information is available at www.securent.nt.gov.au .
The latest road conditions are available at www.roadreport.nt.gov.au .
The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
* Prepare for flooding and move away while safe to do so.
* Don't drive into floodwaters.}

Next issue:
The next Flood Watch will be issued by 01:00 pm CST on Wednesday 06 March 2024.

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