Flood watch for Mount Lofty Ranges and Lower South East

A flood watch for the weekendhas been issued on top of Fridays’s severe weather warning for South Australia.
Nanjing Night Net

The Bureau of Meteorology predicted damaging winds up to 90 kilometres an hourto move across the State on Friday and by mid afternoon said the predicted rainfall will lead to stream rises in creeks and rivers of the Mount Lofty Ranges from Saturday.

The Flood Watch has beenissued for the Mount Lofty Ranges and Lower South East districts for Friday evening through to Monday night.

An SES spokesperson said there wasa risk of minor flooding in the Upper Torrens, Upper Onkaparinga and the Bremer catchments from Saturday through to Monday.

“There is also a risk of stream rises and localised flooding across the Lower South East district,” the spokesperson said.

“People living or working close to rivers or creeks should monitor the latest weather forecast and warnings and be prepared should flooding develop.”

On Friday the bureau advised ofa vigorous front expected tomove across the State during the day,reaching the eastern border area during the evening.

The warningadvised that people living in the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Flinders, Mid North, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of the West Coast, North West Pastoral and North East Pastoral districts may be affected.

Up-to-date warnings and further information on the expected weather can be found on thehttp://www.bom.gov.au/sa/warnings/.

This Flood Watch is a ‘heads up’ for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning.

During rising waters and wild weather the SES advises:

– Ensure loose items such as outdoor furniture, garden tools and children’s play equipment (such as trampolines and cubby houses) are put away or secured.

– Park vehicles undercover and away from trees.

– Stay indoors and away from windows and skylights when weather conditions are severe.

– Stay away from fallen powerlines (always assume fallen powerlines are live – they should be reported to SA Power Networks on 13 13 66).

– Never walk, ride or drive through floodwaters.

- Do not allow children to play near or in floodwater

– Shelter and secure pets and other animals, and check weather forecasts regularly and listen to local radio for updates.

A Flood Watch has been issued for parts of South Australia this weekend.

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