Flood Warning for The Border!

We're expecting a lot of rain

Flood Warning for The Border!

This Flood Watch is being issued for North East Victoria (Upper Murray, Mitta Mitta, Kiewa, Ovens and King Catchments).

A strong front is expected to approach southwest Victoria on Monday night before moving across the state later on Tuesday. Another front will approach the southwest of Victoria later on Thursday, reaching the northeast on Friday.   

Heavy rainfall is possible in the northeast ranges from Tuesday afternoon. In the 24 hours from Tuesday afternoon around 30-50mm of rainfall is expected across the northeast with 50-70mm of warm precipitation possible about the alpine peaks. This could act to enhance snow-melt.   

Stream rises are expected in response to the forecast rain, with the possibility of localised areas of minor flooding developing in the North East catchments during Wednesday.   

The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings if and when required.

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.
  • Monitor weather forecasts and river levels. Go to www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings.
  • Contact family members and neighbours to ensure they are aware of the situation.

Impacts in your area: 

  • Low-lying caravan parks and camping grounds may become flooded.
  • Areas around rivers and streams may become flooded.

This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

 

The next update is expected by 15/08/2017 02:00 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/1570/moreinfo

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