SA Locals Told To Prepare Their Homes For MORE Flooding
Authorities have issued warnings to residents that heavy rains have put South Australia's Torrens and Bremer rivers at risk of flooding.
People are being told to prepare their homes for flooding by moving items to a safe place, or leave their homes if safe.
SA Police and the SES have again implored people to stay out of flood waters which may rise rapidly and be fast moving.
The SES says the areas around Langhorne Creek, north of Adelaide, could be seriously affected.
Dermot Barry from the SES told Seven there had been four hours of heavy rain overnight and that could last for the rest of the morning.
"Overnight we saw that weather come in. We had squally wind start in the catchments and the hills," he said.
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"We are monitoring it now and it's a good six or eight hours before this tailwind moves through."
The sodden Adelaide Hills had been braced for at least one last drenching following on from last week's severe weather.
The Onkaparinga River swelled to bursting, and a flood watch and act message was issued, with the towns of Hahndorf, Lobethal, Oakside, Woodside and Verdun most prone to flash flooding.
Both Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten visited weather-affected areas of South Australia on Monday.
Source: AAP/Staff Writers