VIC Severe Weather Warning: Heavy Rain


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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in North East Forecast District.

Issued at 4:46 am Thursday, 2 April 2020.
Heavy rain possible in northeast Victoria Thursday morning

A low pressure trough over central Victoria will drift southeastwards today.
HEAVY RAINFALL which may lead to FLASH FLOODING is possible in northeastern Victoria this morning. Rain is likely to ease this afternoon although isolated thunderstorms will still be possible. Widespread rainfall totals of 20 to 60mm are likely.

Locations which may be affected include Wodonga, Wangaratta, Bright, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham and Mt Buller.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Northern Country district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

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.


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