The Strong Cold front hitting the south west is being some heavy rainfall across the South West
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) is calling on those in Bunbury, Preston River, Busselton, Margaret River, Harvey River and Blackwood River catchments should prepare for possible minor flooding expected this evening and over the coming days. DFES is monitoring the situation.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology rainfall over the past week has caused river rises in the South West District, and further rainfall this weekend is expected to result in rivers rising and areas of flooding in the South West District.
According to DFES there’s no immediate danger but you need to keep up to date in case the situation changes.
WHAT TO DO
DFES advises you to:
- Prepare to relocate equipment and livestock early so they are not caught in floodwaters.
- Prepare an emergency kit including enough canned food and water to last for four days, as well as clothing, important documents and medication.
- Fill your vehicle's fuel tank.
- Watch for changes in water levels so you are ready if you need to evacuate
- Never walk, swim or play in floodwaters, as they are dangerous.
- Stay out of rivers, this includes no swimming or kayaking.
- Do not park or camp adjacent to rivers.
- Be careful at crossings and floodways as river levels may rise rapidly.
- Obey road closure signs and do not drive into water of unknown depth and current.
- Take care on gravel and unsealed roads as they may be slippery and muddy, and you could get bogged.
- Carry extra food and water when travelling in case of long delays at crossings.
Some roads may be closed due to rising flood waters.
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