AUTHORITIES have issued a ‘flood watch’ for South Gippsland rivers.
- Minor to moderate flooding is possible from overnight Thursday into Friday in catchments of the flood watch area.
- From Wednesday into Friday, a broad low pressure trough, with a low to its north, will slowly cross Victoria, bringing tropical moisture from northern Australia.
- Catchments in the flood watch area are generally wet due to recent rainfall.
For the three days from Wednesday to Friday, widespread rainfall totals of 50 to 80 mm are forecast across Victoria’s eastern districts and 20 to 50 mm in the central districts. Isolated falls of 80 to 110 mm are possible, most likely about the Gippsland slopes.
Minor to moderate flooding is expected to develop from overnight Thursday into Friday in parts of the North-East and Gippsland catchments.
Stay informed – monitor your local conditions and remain alert
What you should do:
- Farmers should consider moving livestock and machinery to higher ground.
- Decide what you and your family will do if flooding impacts you. For information on how to prepare go to www.ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready/floodsafe.
- You should stay informed by listening to emergency broadcasters and monitoring warnings.
- Floodwater is toxic – never play or swim in floodwater.
- Floodwater is dangerous – never drive, walk or ride through floodwater.
Impacts in your area:
- Areas around rivers and streams may be flooded.
- Local roads may be closed and low bridges may be underwater.
- Caravan parks and camping grounds may be flooded.
This message was issued by State Emergency Service. The next update is expected by 24/11/2021 01:00 pm or as the situation changes.
- For river heights go to www.bom.gov.au or phone 1300 659 217.
- For urgent animal welfare issues phone Agriculture Victoria on 136 186 or your local vet.
- For life threatening emergencies phone Triple Zero (000).
- For flood and storm emergency assistance from the SES phone 132 500.
- 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/18728/moreinfo