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Flood Warning - Paroo River

24 April 2019 09:30 EST

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning for the Paroo River (NSW)

at Willara Crossing

Issued at 9:30 am EST on Wednesday 24 April 2019
Flood Warning Number: 4

MINOR FLOOD CURRENT AT WILLARA CROSSING

Minor flooding is easing along the Paroo River at Willara Crossing, where river
levels peaked Tuesday morning.

Paroo River (NSW):
Minor flooding is occurring along the Paroo River at Willara Crossing

The Paroo River at Willara Crossing peaked near 1.14 metres around 10:00 am
Tuesday and is currently at 1.05 metres and falling with minor flooding.

Flood Safety Advice:
In life threatening emergencies, call 000 (triple zero) immediately. If you
require rescue, assistance to evacuate or other emergency help, ring NSW SES on
132 500.
* Avoid drowning. Stay out of rising water, seek refuge in the highest
available place.
* Prevent damage to your vehicle. Move it under cover, away from areas likely
to flood.
* Avoid being swept away. Stay out of fast-flowing creeks and storm drains.
* Never drive, ride or walk through flood water. Flood water can be deceptive
and dangerous.

For more emergency information, advice, and access to the latest river heights
and rainfall observations and forecasts:
* NSW SES: www.ses.nsw.gov.au
* RMS Live Traffic: www.livetraffic.com
* Latest River Heights and Rainfall Observations:
www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood/outerwest.shtml
* Latest NSW Warnings: www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/
* Rainfall Forecasts: www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/
* BOM NSW Twitter: www.twitter.com/BOM_NSW

Next issue:
The next warning will be issued by 10:00 am EST on Friday 26 April 2019.

Latest River Heights:
Paroo River at Caiwarro, 1.43, Rising, 12:00 AM WED 24/04/19
Paroo River at Willara Crossing, 1.05, Steady, 09:15 AM WED 24/04/19
Turra at Cuttaburra Channel, 2.55, Rising, 07:00 AM WED 24/04/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 218. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts.