Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Avon River
Final Minor Flood Warning for the Avon River
Issued at 10:02 am EST on Friday 8 July 2016
No further flooding is expected in the Avon River Catchment for this event.
Predicted River Heights/Flows:
The Avon River at Stratford fell below the minor flood level (4.5 metres) early
Friday morning and is continuing to fall.
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:
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts
No further flood warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
Avon R at The Channel 3.37m falling 09:14 AM FRI 08/07/16
Freestone Ck at Briagolong 2.74m falling 09:30 AM FRI 08/07/16
Avon R at Stratford 3.83m falling 09:33 AM FRI 08/07/16
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
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