VIC Flood Watch: North East Victoria


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:22 am EST on Friday 19 June 2020 Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor flooding may develop across North East Victoria from Saturday afternoon.

A cold front will enter western Victoria during Friday night before crossing the remainder of the state on Saturday. An associated complex low pressure system will approach southwest Victoria during Saturday, crossing over the state on Sunday.

River catchments are relatively wet across the North East of Victoria.

Rainfall totals of 20 to 40 mm are forecast for the North East on Saturday, with higher totals up to 60 mm possible across the ranges. Showers and storms to follow for Sunday with an additional 5 to 15 mm forecast.

With the forecast rainfall, river rises are expected and minor flooding may develop across the flood watch area from Saturday afternoon.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers

Kiewa River

Ovens and King Rivers

Seven and Castle Creeks

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:
Note: This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop.

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.


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