Warning - Met
1623383071000Today at 1:44 PM
This Major Flood Warning
is being issued for Traralgon Creek area
MAJOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AT TRARALGON TOWN OVERNIGHT
INTO SATURDAY MORNING
- The Traralgon Creek at Traralgon is currently
below the minor flood level. Renewed rapid river level rises are expected
from overnight Friday with minor to moderate flooding expected to develop
early hours of Saturday.
- Major flooding is possible from early Saturday
morning. Around 30-50 mm of rainfall is expected from late Friday and
across most of Saturday, with isolated higher totals possible.
- Major flooding may occur along the Traralgon Creek
with forecast rainfall. The Traralgon Creek at Traralgon is currently at
3.17 metres and falling. The Traralgon Creek at Traralgon is expected to
exceed the minor flood level (3.50 m) overnight Friday into
- The river level is expected to exceed the moderate
flood level (4.00 m) early Saturday morning and may reach the major flood
level(4.80 m) Saturday morning.
- Flooding is expected to impact Milton Crt,
Tennyson St, Moonabeal Crt, Booth Crt, Whittakers Rd between Shakespear St
and Princes St, Davidson St from the Traralgon Creek to Peterkin St,
Willow Crt, George St, Berry St, Peterkin St, Munro St between George St
and Peterkin St, Couchs Lane late Friday afternoon, early Saturday
Act now - take actions
immediately to protect your life and property.
What you should do:
Decide if you will evacuate if it becomes necessary.
If you choose to leave:
- Remember to take your pets, mobile phone, spare clothes and medications.
- Travel to the home of family or friends who are in a safe location, away from flooding.
- Be aware of any road closures when you leave.
If you are travelling:
- Do not enter flooded areas. Turn around a find a safe alternative route.
- Be aware of road hazards including mud, debris and damaged roads or bridges.
- Floodwater is dangerous - never drive, walk or ride through floodwater.
If you stay or if it is unsafe to leave:
- Make sure you have enough food, drinking water, medications and pet food to survive for 3-5 days in case you become isolated.
- Use plugs, sandbags or household items to block toilets, sinks and drains to stop sewerage backflow.
You should stay informed by listening to emergency broadcasters and monitoring warnings.
Impacts in your area:
- Flooding above floor level of
a single story home will occur in many locations.
This message was issued
by State Emergency Service
next update is expected by 11/06/2021 04:00 pm or as the situation changes.
- 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 this warning on freecall 1800 226 226.
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.
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.