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 North East Victoria
Issued at 01:00 PM EST on Saturday 06 August 2022
Flood Watch Number: 5
Minor flooding is occurring in parts of North East Victoria.

Continued showers are forecast for the flood watch area during Saturday, which are expected to ease overnight.
In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Saturday, rainfall totals of 10-30 mm have been recorded across the flood watch area. Rainfall totals of 5-15 mm are forecast for the remainder of Saturday.
Minor flooding may develop in the King River at Docker Road and in the Ovens River at Wangaratta over the weekend. A minor flood warning is now current for Ovens and King Rivers.

A flood warning is current for the following catchment:
Ovens and King Rivers

Flood warnings are also current in eastern Victoria for the following catchments: Kiewa River, Upper Murray River and the Snowy 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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