Source: Bureau of Meteorology
Issued at 11:56 am CST on Friday 28 February 2020 Flood Watch Number: 1
FLOODING POSSIBLE IN CENTRAL PARTS FROM TUESDAY.
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther is expected move into the southern Gregory District or northern Tanami District from the west as tropical low on Tuesday.
Some parts of the Tanami Desert received rainfall earlier this season but most areas are very dry from below average rainfall to date.
Rainfall is expected to increase from Monday with widespread daily totals of 50
- 80 mm and isolated falls of 150 mm.
Many roads in the flood watch area can be expected to be affected from Monday and become impassable and some communities and homesteads may become isolated.
Catchments likely to be affected include:
Sturt Creek District
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:
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.
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 .
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