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This Minor Flood Watch is being issued for Greater Melbourne.

  • In the 24 hours to 9 am Thursday, rainfall totals of 5 to 20 mm were recorded in the Greater Melbourne catchments, with the higher totals up to 27mm recorded in the Yarra and Bunyip catchments. Further rainfall is forecast with totals of 15 to 20 mm for the remainder of Thursday and 20 to 30 mm during Friday in the Greater Melbourne catchments, with localised higher falls possible. Catchments are wet after recent rain. Forecast rainfall may lead to stream rises and minor flooding is possible during the weekend. The Bureau of Meteorology in conjunction with Melbourne Water will continue to monitor the situation and 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 toxic - never play or swim in floodwater. 
  • Floodwater is dangerous - never drive, walk or ride through floodwater.
Impacts in your area: 
  • Areas around rivers and streams may be flooded.
  • Local roads may be closed and low bridges may be underwater.
This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

The next update is expected by 15/09/2017 01:30 pm 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.