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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Avon River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Avon River
Issued at 10:00 am EST on Wednesday 19 June 2013
Rainfall totals of up to 30 mm have been recorded in the Avon River catchment
in the 24 hours to 9 AM Tuesday. Isolated rainfall totals up to 10 mm have been
forecast for the remainder of Wednesday but are not expected to cause renewed
stream rises.

Stream levels have peaked and are now receding throughout the Avon River
catchment.

Predicted River Heights/Flows:

The Avon River at the Channel peaked below the Minor Flood Level (5.0 metres)
Tuesday afternoon.

The Avon River at Stratford peaked around 4.6 metres (Minor Flood Level 4.5
metres) Tuesday afternoon. The river at this location is below the minor flood
level and falling.

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:
http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/trafficalerts

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts

Next Issue:
No further Flood Warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Avon R. at The Channel 3.55m falling 09:27 AM WED 19/06/13
Freestone Ck. at Briagolong 2.9m falling 09:35 AM WED 19/06/13
Avon R. at Stratford (Hydro Gauge) 3.95m falling 09:44 AM WED 19/06/13

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
659217.
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