Type Status Location Last Updated
This Major Flood Warning is being issued for Thomson River downstream of Wandocka

MAJOR FLOODING LIKELY AT SALE FRIDAY EARLY EVENING
  • Major flooding has eased along the Thomson River at Wandocka, with moderate flooding continuing during Friday. At Sale, moderate flooding is expected to develop from Friday late afternoon with major flooding likely from Friday evening.  
  • Since 9:00 am Wednesday, rainfall totals of 65 -150 mm have been recorded in the Thomson  River catchment with an isolated higher total of 250 mm at the Thomson-Yarra Divide. Rainfall totals of 20-40 mm are expected from late Friday and into Saturday, with isolated higher totals possible.

Thomson River downstream of Wandocka:
Major flooding is likely along the Thomson River downstream of Wandocka. 
The Thomson River at Sale Wharf is currently at 2.40 metres and rising, with minor flooding. The Thomson River at Sale Wharf is expected to exceed the moderate flood level (3.00 m) late Friday afternoon. The river level is likely to exceed the major flood level (4.00 m) early Friday evening and is likely to peak near 4.10metres Friday evening.
Act now - take actions immediately to protect your life and property.
What you should do: 
  • Decide if you will evacuate if it becomes necessary. 
  • Avoid travel if possible. Please be careful if you need to drive as there may be water over roads, landslips and trees down. 
  • Follow your emergency plan and locate your emergency kit, if you have one.
  • Be prepared to move household items to higher ground, on top of tables, chairs, benches and beds. 

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. 

COVID-19 Restrictions 
  • If you need to leave your home due to extreme weather or flood, please do so. Follow your normal evacuation or relocation plans in a COVIDSafe way. 
  • If you are currently isolating or quarantining because you have COVID-19, are a primary or secondary close contact, or are awaiting 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.  
Impacts in your area: 
This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

The next update is expected by 11/06/2021 10:00 pm or as the situation changes.

Flood information:
  • For river heights check www.bom.gov.au or phone 1300 659 217.
  • For urgent animal welfare issues phone Agriculture Victoria on 136 186 or your local vet.
  • For road closure information go to traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au or call 131 170.
Emergency contacts: 
Stay informed: 
  • 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.
  • 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.