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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Macalister River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Macalister River

Issued at 3:40 pm EST on Friday 18 August 2017
Flood Warning Number: 5

Since 9am Friday the maximum rainfall observed in the Macalister River
catchment has been 8mm at Blanket Hill. No further significant rainfall is
forecast for this event.

Macalister River upstream of Lake Glenmaggie:
No further flooding is expected in the Macalister River upstream of Lake

The Macalister River at Licola is currently at 2.44 metres and falling slowly.

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:

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

Latest River Heights:
Macalister River at Glencairn, 1.51, Falling, 01:00 PM FRI 18/08/17
Macalister River at Licola, 2.44, Falling, 01:31 PM FRI 18/08/17
Macalister River at Stringybark Creek, 1.39, Steady, 03:32 PM FRI 18/08/17
Macalister River at Lake Glenmaggie HG, 70.49, Rising, 03:27 PM FRI 18/08/17
Macalister River D/S Lake Glenmaggie, 0.49, Steady, 03:20 PM FRI 18/08/17

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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