Flood Warning22 February 2017 12:11 CST
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Final Flood Watch for the Carpentaria Coastal Rivers
Issued at 12:11 pm CST on Wednesday 22 February 2017
Flood Watch Number: 17
A tropical low (Ex-Tropical Cyclone Alfred) is situated near the coast east of
Borroloola. It is expected to track to the west, crossing the base of the Top
End in the next couple of days. Scattered storms will cause falls 20-30mm with
isolated falls to 50mm. However, these falls are not expected to contribute
significantly to further flooding.
Although river levels are easing, road conditions have been affected in many
areas and some roads remain impassable. Some communities may remain isolated
until conditions improve.
See www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings/ to view all of the Bureau's current
The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
- Stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways
- Avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current
- Stop children playing in or near floodwaters
- Create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillowcases and
shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your
- Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be
treated as live
For emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones call 132 500.
Emergency information including the latest road conditions is available at
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/nt/forecasts
No further flood watches will be issued for this event.
See www.bom.gov.au/nt/flood/brochures/NT_FloodWatchBrochure.pdf for further
information about flood watch in the Northern Territory.