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Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Thomson River

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Thomson River

Issued at 1:47 pm EDT on Saturday 8 October 2016
Flood Warning Number: 2


Thomson River downstream of Wandocka:
Flooding is no longer expected along the Thomson River downstream of Wandocka.

The Thomson River at Sale Wharf is currently at 2.19 metres and peaking below
the minor flood level (2.40 m).

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.

Contact Information
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:
Aberfeldy River at Beardmore, 0.84, Steady, 01:12 PM SAT 08/10/16
Thomson River at The Narrows, 0.48, Steady, 01:06 PM SAT 08/10/16
Thomson River at Cooper Creek, 0.51, Steady, 01:22 PM SAT 08/10/16
Thomson River U/S Cowwarr Weir, 2.45, Falling, 12:56 PM SAT 08/10/16
Thomson River at Heyfield, 0.63, Falling, 01:15 PM SAT 08/10/16
Rainbow Creek at Heyfield, 1.35, Steady, 08:45 AM SAT 08/10/16
Thomson River at Wandocka, 1.93, Falling, 01:35 PM SAT 08/10/16
Thomson River at Bundalaguah, 6.33, Falling, 01:16 PM SAT 08/10/16
Thomson River at Sale Wharf, 2.19, Steady, 12:07 PM 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.
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