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Weather Warnings - Flood Advice - Barwon River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Flood Watch for the Barwon, Moorabool, Leigh and Hovells Creek Catchments and
Otway Ranges
Issued at 10:53 am EST on Friday 14 June 2013
In the 24 hours to 9 AM Friday rainfall totals of up to 46 mm were recorded in
the Barwon, Moorabool, Leigh and Hovells Creek Catchments and Otway Ranges.
Since 9 AM rainfall totals of less than 5 mm have been recorded.

Only isolated showers are forecast for the remainder of Friday.

Stream rises have been observed in the upper reaches of the Barwon River.
Stream rises are expected in the middle to lower reaches of the Barwon River
later today and through the weekend. All stream levels are expected to remain
below flood levels.

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
the 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
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood/brochures/flood_watch/flood_watch.shtml

In the interests of community safety the SES suggests 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:
http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/trafficalerts

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/

Next Issue:
No further Flood Watches will be issued for this event.

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
659217.

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