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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Mitchell River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Mitchell River

Issued at 10:32 am EST on Saturday 19 August 2017
Flood Warning Number: 5

Rainfall has now eased across the Mitchell Catchment. No further significant
rainfall is forecast.

Mitchell River to Glenaladale:
Flooding is now easing across the Mitchell Catchment

The Mitchell River at Glenaladale is currently at 2.74 metres and falling.

Mitchell River downstream of Glenaladale:
Flooding is now easing around Bairnsdale.

The Mitchell River at Bairnsdale should continue falling slowly during Saturday.

Flood Safety Advice:
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/

Next issue:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Wonnangatta River at Crooked R, 2.44, Falling, 08:45 AM SAT 19/08/17
Wonnangatta River at Waterford, 3.02, Falling, 10:08 AM SAT 19/08/17
Dargo River at Lower Dargo Rd, 2.50, Falling, 08:45 AM SAT 19/08/17
Mitchell River at Glenaladale, 2.74, Falling, 10:19 AM SAT 19/08/17
Mitchell River at Bulmers Lane, 3.17, Falling, 08:45 AM SAT 19/08/17
Mitchell River at Rosehill, 5.19, Falling, 10:17 AM SAT 19/08/17

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 217. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts.
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