Weather Warnings - Flood Warning - King River
Final Flood Warning for the Ovens and King Rivers
Issued at 9:33 am EDT on Friday 14 October 2016
Flood Warning Number: 36
Minor flooding has eased in the Lower Ovens River.
Lower Ovens River:
The Ovens River at Wangaratta is now below minor flood level (11.9 metres).
The Ovens River at Wangaratta is currently at 11.70 metres and falling.
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:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.
Latest River Heights:
Ovens River at Bright, 2.14, Steady, 09:27 AM FRI 14/10/16
Buckland River at Harris Lane, 1.98, Steady, 09:29 AM FRI 14/10/16
Ovens River at Eurobin, 3.24, Steady, 07:33 AM FRI 14/10/16
Buffalo River at Lake Buffalo HG, 261.69, Steady, 09:13 AM FRI 14/10/16
Buffalo River D/S Lake Buffalo, 1.96, Steady, 08:52 AM FRI 14/10/16
Ovens River at Rocky Point, 2.35, Steady, 09:21 AM FRI 14/10/16
King River at Cheshunt, 1.04, Steady, 09:23 AM FRI 14/10/16
King River at Edi, 1.40, Steady, 08:30 AM FRI 14/10/16
King River at Docker Rd Bridge, 3.00, Steady, 09:16 AM FRI 14/10/16
Fifteen Mile Creek at Greta South, 1.50, Steady, 07:31 AM FRI 14/10/16
Fifteen Mile Creek at Glenrowan, 0.96, Steady, 09:25 AM FRI 14/10/16
Ovens River at Wangaratta, 11.70, Falling, 08:30 AM FRI 14/10/16
Ovens River at Peechelba East, 130.48, Falling, 08:30 AM FRI 14/10/16
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.
Following a nice Sunday to end the weekend, the mercury is set to plunge on Monday as a cold front welcomes the working week.
Melbourne is on target for its coldest pair of days this late in the year since 1983, staying below a footy-season-like 14 degrees.
Hail storms, heavy rain and gusty winds have lashed Victoria and hundreds of people have called for help from emergency services as a cold front moved across the state.