Virginia, Port Wakefield under threat as rivers burst banks
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