VIC Flood Watch: Gippsland, South West and North East Victoria

Date: 2022-01-14 01:11:22

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

Issued at 11:42 am EDT on Friday 14 January 2022 Flood Watch
Number: 2

Localised and isolated areas of minor flooding are possible from
overnight Friday into Saturday in catchments of the flood watch
area.

A low pressure trough lies over western and central Victoria on
Friday, moving into eastern Victoria on Saturday.

Catchment conditions in the flood watch area range from moderately
dry in south western Victoria to moderately wet through the rest of
the flood watch area.

Widespread rainfall totals of 5-25 mm are forecast for the
remainder of Friday, with isolated falls of 50-70 mm possible with
thunderstorms. Very localised falls of up to 100 mm are also
possible with storms. Widespread rainfall totals of less than 15 mm
are forecast for Saturday, with isolated falls of 50-60 mm possible
with thunderstorms.

Isolated minor flooding and localised flooding due to heavy rain
associated with storms are possible from overnight Friday into
Saturday in catchments of the flood watch area.

A minor flood warning is current for the Snowy River.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Bemm, Cann and Genoa Rivers

Tambo River

Mitchell River

South Gippsland Rivers

Barwon, Leigh and Moorabool Rivers

Hopkins River

Lake Corangamite

Otway Coast

Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers

Kiewa River

Ovens and King Rivers

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments:
Portland Coast, Glenelg River, Limestone and Millicent Coast Rivers
and Creeks.

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.

Rainfall and River
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