Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - Kiewa River
Minor Flood Warning for the Kiewa River
Issued at 9:17 am EDT on Thursday 20 October 2016
Flood Warning Number: 66
Rainfall has now eased across the Kiewa Catchment.
Lower Kiewa River:
Minor flooding is occurring along the Lower Kiewa River.
The Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream) is currently at 3.33 metres and steady.
The Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream) is expected to remain above the minor
flood level (3.30 m) into Friday.
The Kiewa River at Bandiana is currently at 2.93 metres and steady. The Kiewa
River at Bandiana will remain above the minor flood level (2.80 m) into and
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:
The next warning will be issued by 09:30 am EDT on Friday 21 October 2016.
Latest River Heights:
Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge, 2.11, Steady, 08:45 AM THU 20/10/16
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream), 3.33, Steady, 08:45 AM THU 20/10/16
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Anabranch), 1.48, Steady, 08:45 AM THU 20/10/16
Yackandandah Creek at Osbornes Flat, 1.18, Steady, 08:45 AM THU 20/10/16
Kiewa River at Bandiana, 2.93, Steady, 08:45 AM THU 20/10/16
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.
Strong winds have battered Victoria overnight, with Melbourne airport hit by gusts of more than 100 kilometres per hour.
Victorians are being urged to batten down the hatches ahead of severe winds expected overnight.