Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:00 am CST on Tuesday 9 February 2021

Flood Watch Number: 5

FLOODING LIKELY TO CONTINUE FOR PARTS OF VICTORIA RIVER AND TANAMI DESERT.

A tropical low over the western Gregory District is expected to move across the border to Western Australia later today.

Many parts of the Victoria River have received up to 150 mm during the past week with totals up to 50 mm recorded in the Tanami Desert in the same period.

Rainfall is expected across the western Gregory District today and tonight with widespread falls of 40 - 60mm likely and isolated falls to 80mm possible. Across the Tanami District, scattered falls of 20-50 mm are possible today and tonight with isolated heavier falls to 80 mm. As the tropical low moves into Western Australia, rainfall is expected to ease on Wednesday.

Widespread flooding of low lying areas and significant river rises are expected to continue in the flood watch area for the next few days. Many roads are expected to become or remain affected during the week. Some communities and homesteads may become or remain isolated.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Upper Victoria River

Victoria River below Kalkarindji

Tanami Desert

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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