AUTHORITIES today issued a flood watch for South Gippsland rivers after rainfall totals of between 100mm and 215mm were recorded across South Gippsland in the 48 hours to 9am this morning (Thursday).

“Flooding is occurring in the South Gippsland Rivers in response to heavy rainfall recorded during Tuesday and Wednesday,” authorities said.

“In the 48 hours to 9am Thursday, rainfall totals of 100-215 mm were recorded across South Gippsland.

“Showers are forecast for the remainder of Thursday with totals of up to 10 mm possible.

“Flooding impacts are likely to continue in the South Gippsland Rivers during Thursday and local roads may be affected by floodwaters.”

Catchments likely to be affected include: South Gippsland Rivers

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments: Thomson River, Latrobe River, Traralgon Creek, Otway Coast.

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Stay informed – monitor your local conditions and remain alert.

What you should do:

Impacts in your area: 

  • Areas around rivers and streams may be flooded.

This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

The next update is expected by 26/03/2021 01:00 pm or as the situation changes.

Flood information:

Emergency contacts: 

Stay informed: 

  • Go to www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
  • Tune into ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
  • Phone the VicEmergency Hotline to talk to someone about preparedness on 1800 226 226 (freecall).
  • People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have a speech/communication impairment can contact VicEmergency Hotline via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
  • For help with English, phone the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to telephone VicEmergency Hotline. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
  • Download the VicEmergency app or follow VicEmergency on Twitter (#vicfloods) or Facebook.

More details at http://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/#!/warning/15983/moreinfo