Flood warning for South West river catchments

Michael PhilippsSouth Western Times
Heavy rain is expected to fall in isolated areas in the South West.
Camera IconHeavy rain is expected to fall in isolated areas in the South West.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has issued an alert for people in the South West district to prepare for possible flooding near river catchments in the region.

The Bureau of Meteorology advised that a cold front was expected to develop over the lower South West district with rainfall of 10-20mm predicted with isolated rainfall of up to 35mm possible.

The bureau advised that the forecast rainfall in the affected catchments was expected to result in river rises, areas of flooding and may adversely affect road conditions.

Catchments likely to be affected include Harvey River, Collie River, Preston River, Blackwood River, Busselton Coastal Rivers and South West District Rivers.

For the latest flood information visit www.bom.gov.au/wa/flood or call 1300 659 213.

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