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Source: Australia Bureau of Meteorology

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales

Minor Flood Warning for the Warrego River (NSW)

at Fords Bridge

Issued at 11:02 am EDT on Friday 8 November 2019

Flood Warning Number: 5

MINOR FLOODING IS CURRENT AT FORDS BRIDGE

Minor flooding continues along the Warrego River at Fords Bridge, where river levels peaked on Thursday afternoon.

Warrego River (NSW):

Minor flooding is occurring along the Warrego River (NSW).

The Warrego River at Fords Bridge Bywash peaked at 2.07 metres on Thursday afternoon and is currently at 2.03 metres and falling.

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 11:00 am EDT on Monday 11 November 2019.

Latest River Heights:

Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Warrego River at Barringun No. 2 1.06 Steady 09:00 AM FRI 08/11/19
Warrego River at Fords Bridge Bywash 2.03 Steady 10:00 AM FRI 08/11/19

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 210. 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.

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