Minor flood warning issued for Broken River ahead of rain event.

Date: 2021-09-28 03:33:45

Victoria State Emergency Service has issued a warning for potential minor flooding from late Wednesday (September 29) in the catchments of the Broken River.

A low pressure system and an associated trough will move slowly over Victoria on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, the low will weaken and move away to the southeast.

Catchments in the flood watch area are moderately wet.

Widespread rainfall totals of 20 to 30 mm are expected in the warning area during Wednesday, with isolated heavier falls of 50 to 60 mm possible with thunderstorms.

Further rainfall totals of 20-40 mm are forecast for Thursday and Friday, with isolated heavier falls up to 60 mm.

River rises are expected in the flood watch catchments from Wednesday afternoon. Minor flooding is possible from late Wednesday at some locations.

Stay informed – monitor your local conditions and remain alert.

What you should do:

  • 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.
  • Farmers should consider moving livestock and machinery to higher ground.
  • Floodwater is dangerous – never drive, walk or ride through floodwater.

Impacts in your area:

  • Caravan parks and camping grounds may be flooded.
  • Areas around rivers and streams may be flooded.
  • Local roads may be closed and low bridges may be underwater.

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 emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/#!/warning/17827/moreinfo

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