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 North East Victoria
Issued at 12:00 PM EDT on Sunday 16 January 2022
Flood Watch Number: 4
Minor flooding is occurring in the Snowy River and is possible in the Kiewa River. Flooding is no longer expected in the remaining catchments of the flood watch area.
In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Sunday, rainfall totals of generally less than 5 mm were recorded in the flood watch area. Some higher isolated totals up to 20 mm were recorded in parts of the East Gippsland catchments.
No significant rainfall is forecast for the remainder of Sunday.
Minor flood warnings are current for the Snowy and Kiewa Rivers.
Flooding is no longer expected in the following catchments:
Bemm, Cann and Genoa Rivers
Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers
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:
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.}
This is a final Flood Watch, no further watches will be issued for this event.