Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Mitchell River
Final Flood Warning for the Mitchell River
Issued at 11:38 am EDT on Saturday 8 October 2016
Flood Warning Number: 8
Minor flooding has eased along the Mitchell River.
No further flooding is expected in the Wonnangatta River for this event. The
Wonnangatta River at Waterford fell below the minor flood level (3.50 m) during
Friday afternoon and is continuing to fall.
Mitchell River downstream of Glenaladale:
No further flooding is expected in the Mitchell River downstream of Glenaladale
for this event.
The Mitchell River at Bairnsdale fell below the minor flood level (4.00 m)
during Saturday morning and is currently at 3.92 metres and falling.
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:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
Wonnangatta River at Crooked R, 2.56, Steady, 08:30 AM SAT 08/10/16
Wonnangatta River at Waterford, 3.23, Falling, 10:53 AM SAT 08/10/16
Dargo River at Lower Dargo Rd, 2.55, Steady, 05:30 AM SAT 08/10/16
Mitchell River at Glenaladale, 2.63, Falling, 10:32 AM SAT 08/10/16
Mitchell River at Bulmers Lane, 3.33, Steady, 08:30 AM SAT 08/10/16
Mitchell River at Rosehill, 5.72, Falling, 10:49 AM SAT 08/10/16
Mitchell River at Bairnsdale, 3.92, Falling, 11:17 AM SAT 08/10/16
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.
Authorities are preparing for a potential cyclone that could hit the north Queensland coast in coming days, as the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) tracks a tropical low in the Coral Sea that is expected to strengthen.
It's looking more likely that a tropical cyclone will cross the Queensland coast in the coming days.
A slow-moving tropical low has drenched the WA mining town of Port Hedland, which has received more than 270 millimetres of rain this week.