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 Parts Of North East And Central Victoria
Issued at 12:00 PM EDT on Saturday 04 April 2020
Flood Watch Number: 2
Minor flood warnings are current for the Goulburn River, Yarra River and Bunyip River. Flooding is no longer expected in the Seven and Castle Creeks and Ovens and King Rivers.

A cold front crossed Victoria Friday night bringing widespread rainfall totals of 20-50 mm in the Flood Watch area, with isolated higher totals in the Goulburn River catchment.
Catchments are relatively wet following recent rain.
Rainfall totals of 10-20 mm with isolated totals up to 25 mm are forecast for the Flood Watch area during Saturday.
River rises have been observed in response to the rainfall.

Bunyip River and Dandenong Creek
Yarra River to Coldstream
Yarra River downstream of Coldstream
Ovens and King Rivers
Seven and Castle Creeks
Goulburn River upstream of Lake Eildon
Goulburn River Eildon to Seymour
Goulburn River downstream of Seymour

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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