Moore River flood caution

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Paddlers need to be aware the Moore River may rise and some areas may flood following heavy rainfall in the Moore River catchment. Picture: Anita McInnes

THE Moore River could rise and there may be flooding in some areas downstream from Moora after rainfall resulting from former tropical cyclone Joyce.

An emergency alert issued by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) on Tuesday, January 16 at 12.45pm said in the 24 hours to 9am Tuesday, rainfall totals of 20-40mm with isolated totals of up to 98mm had been recorded in the lower parts of the Moore River catchment.

DFES said no significant rainfall was forecast in the Moore River catchment for the next few days.

But river rises and areas of flooding may develop downstream of Moora township after rainfall in the Moore River catchment during Tuesday in to Wednesday.

“River rises and areas of flooding may adversely affect road conditions,’’ the alert said.

“Some roads may become impassable and some communities may become isolated.’’

River levels are available from the Department of Water at www.water.wa.gov.au
For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

  • For SES assistance call 132 500
  • In a life threatening situation call 000
  • For the latest flood information call 1300 659 213 or visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood

To keep up-to-date visit www.emergency.wa.gov.au, call 13 DFES (13 3337), follow DFES on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dfes_wa, Facebook https://facebook.com/dfeswa/, listen to ABC local radio or listen to news bulletins.

The alert said updates would be provided when the situation changed.