Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 10:49 am CST on Thursday 5 March 2020

Flood Watch Number: 7

WIDESPREAD DISRUPTION TO ROADS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN CENTRAL PARTS FOR NEXT FEW DAYS..

During the past 3 days widespread rainfall totals of 50 - 150 mm have been recorded in many parts of the southern Northern Territory with some totals even higher, mainly in the Tanami Desert and Barkly.

Rainfall is expected to continue easing during today and tomorrow.

Many areas have experienced localised flooding and areas of inundation during the past 3 days. Many roads including major transport routes in the flood watch area are expected to continue to be affected and become or remain impassable with some communities and homesteads becoming isolated.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Tanami Desert
Barkly
Georgina River and Eyre Creek

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 .

Rainfall and River Conditions Map