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This Flood Watch is being issued for West and South Gippsland.

  • In the 24 hours to 9 am Thursday, rainfall totals of 15 mm to 25 mm have been recorded in the West and South Gippsland catchments, with an isolated total of 30mm at Balook.
  • A further rainfall is forecast with totals of 15 mm to 20 mm for the remainder of Thursday and 20 mm to 30 mm during Friday with localised higher falls possible in the West and South Gippsland catchments.
  • Stream rises are occurring in the Latrobe River catchment in response to the recorded rain. With the forecast rain, further stream rises are likely and localised areas of minor flooding may develop late Thursday into Friday.
  • No flooding is expected in the Gippsland Lakes.
  • The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings if and when required.
Stay informed - monitor your local conditions and remain alert.
What you should do:
  • Decide what you and your family will do if flooding impacts you. For information on how to prepare go to www.ses.vic.gov.au/get-ready/floodsafe.
  • You should stay informed by listening to emergency broadcasters and monitoring warnings.
  • Floodwater is dangerous - never drive, walk or ride through floodwater.
  • Monitor weather forecasts and river levels. Go to www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings.
Impacts in your area: 
  • Areas around rivers and streams may be flooded.
This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

The next update is expected by 15/09/2017 11:30 am or as the situation changes.

Flood information:
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 preparedness 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.