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Weather Warnings - Flood Advice - Western District

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Note: This Flood Watch is a heads-up for possible future flooding and is NOT a
Flood Warning (see note below)

Flood Watch for South West Victoria (Glenelg, Hopkins and Portland Basins)
Issued at 2:58 pm EST on Friday 30 September 2016

In the 24 hours to 9 am Friday, rainfall totals of up to 10 mm have been
recorded in the Glenelg and Hopkins river basins, with an isolated higher total
of 20mm at Beaufort. Rainfall totals of less than 5 mm have been forecast for
the remainder of Friday into Saturday.

Daily rainfall totals of 10 to 20 mm are forecast from Sunday to Wednesday.

Significant stream rises are occurring in the Glenelg and Hopkins Basins. With
the forecast rainfall further stream rises are expected and additional areas of
flooding are possible.

The following flood warnings are current in the Glenelg and Hopkins region:
Minor flood warning for the Glenelg River.

The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue
catchment specific warnings if and when required.


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

SES advises that all community members should:
Never walk, ride or drive through floodwater,
Never allow children to play in floodwater,
Stay away from waterways and stormwater drains during and after heavy rain,
Keep well clear of fallen power lines
Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may
contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks, and heavy rainfall increases
the potential for landslides and debris across roads.

Current Emergency Information is available at http://emergency.vic.gov.au
For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:
http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

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

Next Issue:
The next flood watch will be issued by 3 pm Saturday 1 October 2016.

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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