Weather Warnings - Flood Warning for VIC

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria
This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.

Final Flood Watch For Parts Of Gippsland And Central Victoria
Issued at 12:01 PM EDT on Sunday 17 October 2021
Flood Watch Number: 8
Re-issued to correct flood status on the Yarra River downstream of Coldstream where flooding is occurring.
Minor flood warnings are current for catchments in Central and West Gippsland areas. Rainfall has eased across the flood watch area.

In the 24 hours to 9:00am Sunday, widespread rainfall totals generally below 5 mm were recorded across catchments in Central and Gippsland areas. Higher totals of up to 20 mm were recorded in East Gippsland.
No further significant rainfall is forecast across Victoria during Sunday. Showers are forecast for Monday with rain totals of 2-10 mm over eastern Victoria, and isolated total of up to 15-20 mm.
A moderate flood warning is current for the Yarra River. Minor flood warnings are current for the Bunyip River, Dandenong Creek and Latrobe River catchments.

Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments:
Snowy River
Tambo River
Mitchell River

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:
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.}

Next issue:
This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.

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