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Weather Warnings - Flood Advice - North East Victoria

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 North East Victoria (Upper Murray, Mitta Mitta, Kiewa, Ovens
and King Catchments)
Issued at 11:42 am EDT on Tuesday 18 October 2016

A cold front crossing the State today is forecast to bring rain and showers to
North East Victoria. During the remainder of Tuesday rainfall totals of 10-20
mm are forecast, with up to 30 mm possible on the ranges.

North East catchments are saturated following recent rainfall. With the
forecast rainfall, stream rises are expected and areas of minor flooding may
develop from late Tuesday onwards.

The following flood warnings are current in the North East:

Minor Flood Warning for the Murray River upstream of Lake Hume

Minor Flood Warning for the Kiewa 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
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

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:
This flood watch will expire by 3:00 pm Wednesday 19 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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