Weather Warnings - Flood Advice - North Central District
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Flood Watch for the Goulburn and Broken Basins
Issued at 10:41 am EST on Friday 11 April 2014
In the 24 hours to 9 AM Friday, rainfall totals of up to 56mm were recorded in
the Goulburn and Broken River catchments. General rainfall totals of less than
5mm have been forecast for the remainder of Friday, however isolated
thunderstorm activity is possible which may result in higher isolated totals.
Stream rises have been observed in the Goulburn and Broken River catchments,
however no flooding is expected to eventuate.
The Bureau of Meteorology is monitoring 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;
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:
The SES advises that rainfall run-off into waterways in recent fire affected
areas may contain debris such as soil, ash, trees and rocks. People in fire
affected areas should also be alert to the potential for landslide and debris
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/
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