Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in parts of South Interior district.

Issued at 8:58 am Friday, 4 March 2022.

Weather Situation: The circulation centre of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Anika remains located in the North Interior District to the southeast of Parnngurr. It is forecast to move slowly to the southeast and continues to weaken during today. A band of heavy rainfall extends to the south and southeast of Anika. Heavy rain will continue in this area during Friday, before easing on Friday evening.

HEAVY RAINFALL exceeding 30-60 mm over 6 hours may lead to FLASH FLOODING over the next few hours. Rainfall is likely to ease during the afternoon and evening periods.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* If outside find safe shelter away from trees, power lines, storm water drains and streams.
* Close your curtains and blinds, and stay inside away from windows.
* Unplug electrical appliances and do not use land line telephones if there is lightning.
* If boating, swimming or surfing leave the water.
* Be alert and watch for hazards on the road such as fallen power lines and loose debris.
* Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.
* Be careful of fallen trees, damaged buildings and debris.
* Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live.
* Assess your home, car and property for damage.
* If damage has occurred take photos and contact your insurance company to organise permanent repairs.
* If your home or property has significant damage, like a badly damaged roof or flooding, call the SES on 132 500.