Police update: Flood warning – Daly and Waterhouse Rivers

Current flood watches are continuing to be monitored as a monsoon trough moves across the top end.

Yesterday, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) issued moderate flood warnings for the Daly and Waterhouse Rivers, with a minor warning in place for the Katherine River.

This morning, BOM issued an update for the Waterhouse River advising that a minor flood warning is now in place.

Visit Northern Territory Warnings Summary (bom.gov.au) for the most current updates on warning across the top end.

Regional Controller, Assistant Commissioner Travis Wurst said “Local Emergency Committees are continuing to monitor the current warnings with preparatory and planning measures in place.

“The Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Service would like to remind everyone in the affected areas to ensure they are engaged in preparations for higher than usual rainfall and the potential of flooding.”

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.

For the latest weather information go to www.bom.gov.au

For information on preparing for a cyclone go to www.securent.nt.gov.au

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