Evacuate Immediately - Met
1623386403000Today at 2:40 PM
live, work, or are holidaying in the Traralgon Creek area
you should evacuate now
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.
- Some uncertainty exists in the Bureau of Meteorology models. However, as the risk is high it is recommended that you leave the area before nightfall
- 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 Saturday.
- 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 morning.
you are located in these areas, it is strongly recommended that you
evacuate before nightfall.
What you should do:
Travel to a safe location. Options include:
- The home of family or friends who live in a safe location, away from flooding.
- A relief centre that has been opened at the Traralgon Basketball Stadium, Garibaldi St, Traralgon.
- The relief centre has been set up to triage evacuees to determine whether or not ongoing assistance is required including accommodation.
- Evacuees can register through Register Find Reunite (RFR) at the relief centre or on-line at Red Cross
When you leave remember to take your pets, mobile phone and medications. Please make sure pets are contained and under effective control.
If you are travelling by car:
- Do not enter flooded areas. Turn around to find a safe alternative route.
- For road closure information go to traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/ or call 131 170.
- Floodwater is dangerous - never drive through floodwater.
If you stay:
- If you choose to stay, emergency services may not be able to help you.
- Shelter in the highest location possible.
- If you need to leave your home due to extreme weather or flood, please do so. Follow your normal plans in a COVIDSafe way.
- If you are currently isolating or quarantining because you have COVID-19 or are waiting a COVID-19 test result and need to relocate due to an emergency, move somewhere safe as quickly as possible. Then call 1300 651 160 (available 24/7) and press 0 to let operators know that you have relocated.
warning is current to 11/06/2021 05:00 pm. If you do not evacuate before this time,
your property may be isolated or inundated and it may be too late to leave.
Impacts in your area:
- Flooding above floor level of a single story home will occur.
- Evacuating too late or choosing to remain in your home when recommended to evacuate is dangerous and may put your life at risk.
- Areas near the affected location may lose services including power, water, sewerage and telephone due to flooding.
- Evacuation of homes is required.
This message was issued
by State Emergency Service
next update is expected by 11/06/2021 05:00 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 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.