The Bureau of Meteorology is warning of floods on Saturday in the Queanbeyan area as well as the Molonglo and Murrumbidgee Valleys (the Molonglo and Murrumbidgee meet just to the
east west of the city).
To emphasise the forecast mayhem the Emergency Services Agency has taken the unusual precaution of also warning of bad weather:
“Even though the ACT is not expected to be impacted with heavy flooding, the forecast of
heavy rainfall could mean we receive something in the order of 30 – 50 millimetres of rainfall with possible localised flooding.
“Strong southerly winds are also forecast to occur in the ACT over the weekend with possible gusts up to 65km/h.
“With the wet and windy conditions forecast, the ACTSES is reminding the community to exercise caution during any possible flooding, to secure loose items around the home and beware of undertaking any repairs on rooftops if strong winds continue.
The ACTSES has placed units on a higher level of readiness to respond to any problems as a result of the expected wet and windy weather.
“Over 200 ACTSES volunteers are on standby across the Territory, as are our counterparts in the surrounding region of NSW, ready to come to the community’s aid if required. Our volunteers are well trained to deal with these types of situations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year,” Mr Graham said.
“Residents who are affected by the moderate to heavy rainfall and need emergency assistance can call the ACTSES on 132 500,” he said.
So stay safe and if you see something exciting take a picture and send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: For the record I can’t recall warnings so strong.