Flood warning for Broken River in Benalla

Date: 2021-09-05 07:18:45

A Minor Flood Warning is being issued for the Broken River in Benalla, with minor flooding possible Sunday evening (September 5).

  • Minor flooding may develop along the Broken River at Benalla during Sunday evening. 
  • In the 48 hours to 1:00 pm Sunday, widespread rainfall totals of 40-65 mm have been recorded in the Broken River catchment, with an isolated higher total of 90 mm at Bald Hill. 
  • No significant rainfall is forecast for the remainder of Sunday. 

Broken River to Benalla: 

  • Minor flooding may occur along the Broken River to Benalla. 
  • The Broken River at Benalla is currently at 2.12 metres and steady. 
  • The Broken River at Benalla may reach the minor flood level (2.50 m) Sunday evening. The river level may peak near 2.60 metres overnight Sunday into Monday.

Stay informed – monitor your local conditions and remain alert.

Check out the Local Flood Guide for the Benalla area at:www.ses.vic.gov.au/plan-and-stay-safe/flood-guides  

What you should do: 

  • Be prepared to act if your situation changes.
  • You should stay informed by listening to emergency broadcasters and monitoring warnings.
  • Contact family members and neighbours to ensure they are aware of the situation.
  • Farmers should consider moving livestock and machinery to higher ground.
  • Floodwater is dangerous – never drive, walk or ride through floodwater.

Impacts in your area: 

  • Access is cut to Ackerly Avenue (Stock Bridge) both from the north and south.
  • Floodwater may start to cover roads and paths: in the Rose Gardens and the boardwalk around the Lake, and close access to Jaycee Island, Link Island, Big Casey and Little Casey Island. 
  • Benalla Council may have closed access to walking paths and bike tracks close to the river.
  • High river levels and potential flooding in areas close to rivers and streams.
  • Local roads may be closed and low bridges may be underwater.

Road Closures

  • Ackerly Avenue (Stock Bridge) both from the north and south

This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

Flood information:

Emergency contacts: 

Stay informed:

  • Go to www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
  • Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV. 
  • Phone the VicEmergency Hotline to talk to someone about this warning 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.

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