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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 9:25 am EDT on Tuesday 5 December 2017
Flood Warning Number: 5

No further flooding is expected in the Mitchell River Catchments for this event.

In the 24 hours to 9 am Tuesday, no significant rainfall totals have been
recorded in the Mitchell River catchment. Rainfall totals of up to 10 mm are
forecast over the next 24 hours.

Mitchell River downstream of Glenaladale:
No further flooding is expected in the Mitchell River downstream of Glenaladale.

The Mitchell River at Bairnsdale peaked at 3.83 metres (minor flood level 4.00
metres) around 07:00 am Monday 04 December and is currently at 2.76 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:
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, 2.20, Steady, 06:45 AM TUE 05/12/17
Wonnangatta River at Waterford, 2.70, Steady, 08:27 AM TUE 05/12/17
Dargo River at Lower Dargo Rd, 2.25, Steady, 07:30 AM TUE 05/12/17
Mitchell River at Glenaladale, 2.44, Steady, 08:28 AM TUE 05/12/17
Mitchell River at Bulmers Lane, 2.67, Steady, 07:30 AM TUE 05/12/17
Mitchell River at Rosehill, 4.18, Falling, 08:27 AM TUE 05/12/17
Mitchell River at Bairnsdale, 2.76, Falling, 07:00 AM TUE 05/12/17

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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