VIC Flood Watch: Gippsland, North East, Otways and Central Victoria

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Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Flood Watch for parts of Gippsland, North East, Otways and Central Victoria

Issued at 12:01 pm EDT on Thursday 14 October 2021 Flood Watch Number: 2

Minor flooding is possible from Friday afternoon in the catchments of the flood watch area.

A complex low pressure system will track across Victoria during the remainder of Thursday. The system will move to the east overnight with a southeast low moving slowly over Bass Strait and Tasmania during Friday.

Catchments in the flood watch area are wet. In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Thursday widespread rainfall totals of 10-25 mm were recorded in catchments of the flood watch area.

Widespread rainfall totals of 15 to 30 mm (isolated 40 mm with thunderstorm) are expected in the Upper Yarra and Latrobe catchments for the remainder of Thursday, with 5-15 mm in Gippsland and less than 10 mm (isolated 15 mm with
thunderstorm) in the North East. For Friday and Saturday, totals of 20-40 mm (isolated 50 mm) are forecast for the Upper Yarra, Latrobe and Otways, and 5-15 for the rest of the flood watch area.

Renewed river rises are expected in the flood watch catchments from overnight Thursday into Friday. Minor flooding is possible from Friday afternoon at some locations.

A minor flood warning is current for the Bunyip catchment.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Latrobe River

Traralgon Creek

South Gippsland Rivers

Yarra River to Coldstream

Yarra River downstream of Coldstream

Otway Coast

Kiewa River

Seven and Castle Creeks

Goulburn River upstream of Lake Eildon

Goulburn River Eildon to 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:
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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