Weather Warnings - Flood Advice - North East Victoria
Note: This Flood Watch is a heads-up for possible future flooding and is NOT a
Flood Warning (see note below)
Final Flood Watch for North East Victoria (Upper Murray, Mitta Mitta, Kiewa,
Ovens and King Catchments)
Issued at 12:23 pm EST on Saturday 23 July 2016
The flood watch for North Eastern Victoria is now finalised and where required
replaced by specific catchment warnings.
Warnings for moderate flooding are current for the Upper Murray, Kiewa, Ovens
and King Rivers and a warning for minor flooding for the Buffalo River.
Rainfall totals of up to 80 mm have been recorded in the 24 hours to 9am
Saturday over North East Victoria . Further Rainfall totals of up to 10mm are
possible during Saturday.
The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue
further 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;
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:
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/
No further updates of this product 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
Lake Pedder in Tasmania's south-west has reached capacity for the first time in 28 years.
Statistically, July runs second to June as the wettest month of the year for Adelaide.