Source: Bureau of Meteorology
For people in North East and parts of East Gippsland, Northern Country and North Central Forecast Districts.
Issued at 4:17 pm Wednesday, 4 March 2020.
Heavy Rain Developing over the North East.
A low pressure trough over central Victoria will deepen during today as humid conditions extend from NSW into central and eastern Victoria.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is expected to develop over northeastern Victoria late this afternoon and then continue through to Thursday afternoon. The heaviest period is likely to be in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Two day totals between 60 and 120mm are likely throughout the warning area, with locally heavier falls possible.
Isolated thunderstorms are also possible in the area late today and overnight, which may result in localised heavier falls for brief periods.
Locations which may be affected include Wodonga, Wangaratta, Corryong, Bright, Shepparton and Falls Creek.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks.
* Be alert that in areas recently affected by fires, heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
* Check that loose items such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured and move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Stay indoors and away from windows.
* If outdoors, move to a safe place indoors. Stay away from trees, drains, gutters, creeks and waterways.
* If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and floodwater. Avoid travel if possible.
* Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees.
* Stay away from fallen powerlines always assume they are live.
* Stay informed monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency.