Vir­ginia, Port Wakefield un­der threat as rivers burst banks

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Vir­ginia: The South Aus­tralian towns of Vir­ginia and Port Wakefield are un­der threat from flood­wa­ters as the Gawler and Wakefield rivers burst their banks.

The levee at Vir­ginia, on the ru­ral out­skirts of Ade­laide’s north, failed this morn­ing and an emer­gency warn­ing for peo­ple in the area spread­ing from Gawler to Buck­land Park was is­sued.

“It’s a very low-ly­ing flood­plain and there is a sig­nif­i­cant amount of water com­ing down the Gawler River and so there is ev­ery like­li­hood that there will be prop­er­ties in­un­dated,” SES spokesman Chris Beat­tie told 891 ABC Ade­laide. There are also re­ports about 20 homes at Bow­mans, in the state’s Mid North, were flooded by the Wakefield River. Source: ABC

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