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  • Initial Minor Flood Warning For The Bega River Fri 10 Dec 2021

    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, New South Wales
      
    Initial Minor Flood Warning For The Bega River 
    Issued at 01:36 AM EDT on Friday 10 December 2021
    Flood Watch Number: 1
    
    MINOR FLOODING LIKELY AT BEGA EARLY FRIDAY MORNING
     Heavy rainfall across the Bega River catchment Thursday has caused rapid river level rises at Bega. Minor flooding is likely along the Bega River at Bega early Friday morning.
     Further heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are forecast for the South Coast for the next 24 hours with further rises possible. The Bureau is closely monitoring the situation and will issue revised predictions where necessary.
     A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall is current for the South Coast.
    
    Bega River:
    Minor flooding is likely along the Bega River.
    
    The Bega River at Bega North is likely to reach the minor flood level (4.60 m) early Friday morning. Further rises are possible.
    
    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/southcoast.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 04:30 am EDT on Friday 10 December 2021.
    
    Latest River Heights:
    Bemboka River at Morans Crossing,2.87,Rising,10:45 PM THU 09/12/21
    Tantawangalo Creek at Candelo Damsite,1.39,Rising,01:15 AM FRI 10/12/21
    Bega River at Angledale,5.25,Rising,01:15 AM FRI 10/12/21
    Bega River at Bega North,3.33,Rising,01:15 AM FRI 10/12/21
    
    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.