Weather Warnings - Flood Advice - East Gippsland
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Note: This Flood Watch is a heads-up for possible future flooding and is NOT a
Flood Warning (see note below)
Flood Watch for East Gippsland (Mitchell, Tambo, Snowy, Cann and Genoa Rivers,
and Gippsland Lakes)
Issued at 11:14 am EST on Wednesday 18 September 2013
In the 24 hours to 9 AM Wednesday widespread heavy rainfall was recorded in the
East Gippsland catchments, with totals of up to 35 mm recorded. Higher totals
of up to 56 mm were recorded on the ranges. Rainfall totals of less than 5 mm
have been forecast for the remainder of Wednesday, with totals up to 10mm
possible on the ranges.
A minor flood warning is current for the Snowy River. No additional flooding is
expected to develop.
At this stage, this event is unlikely to affect the Gippsland Lakes.
The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation.
Note: This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and
streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to
move to higher ground should flooding develop. Flood Warnings will be issued if
Minor Flood Level is expected to be exceeded at key sites along the main rivers
for which the Bureau of Meteorology provides a flood warning service. For
detailed explanation see
In the interests of community safety the SES suggests the following precautions:
Don't walk, ride or drive through floodwater,
Don't allow children to play in floodwater,
Stay away from waterways and stormwater drains, and
Keep well clear of fallen power lines
Current Emergency Information is available at http://www.ses.vic.gov.au
For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts
This Flood Watch will expire around 2 PM Thursday 19 September 2013.
Flood Warnings, Flood Watches, River Height and Rainfall information are
available on the Bureau of Meteorology web site at
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood/. Flood Warnings and Flood Watches for
Victorian Catchments are available on: Telephone Weather Service No. 1300