Weather Warnings - Flood Warning for VIC

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria
Note: This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments

Final Flood Watch For Upper Yarra, Latrobe, Thomson And South Gippsland Catchments
Issued at 11:26 AM EST on Monday 09 September 2019
Flood Watch Number: 4
Minor flood warnings have been issued for the Bunyip, Yarra and Latrobe Rivers. Stream rises are still occurring in other catchments but no flooding is expected in those catchments. Strong and dangerous flows may be a hazard over the next couple of days.

Catchments in the Flood Watch area are wet following recent rainfall.
In the 24 hours to 9 am Monday, rainfall totals of 20-30 mm were recorded across the Flood Watch area.
Rainfall totals of up to10 mm are forecast for the Flood Watch area for Monday.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Thomson River
Latrobe River
Traralgon Creek
South Gippsland Rivers
Yarra River to Coldstream
Yarra River downstream of Coldstream

The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings as required.
See www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings to view the current warnings for Victoria.
For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml

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:
http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/
Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/
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 also available on: Telephone Weather Service No. 1300 659217.}

Next issue:
This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.

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