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This Flood Watch is being issued for South Gippsland Rivers.

Minor flooding is possible from Friday afternoon in the catchments of the flood watch area.

A complex low pressure system will track across Victoria during the remainder of Thursday. The system will move to the east overnight with a southeast low moving slowly over Bass Strait and Tasmania during Friday.

Catchments in the flood watch area are wet. In the 24 hours to 9:00 am Thursday rainfall totals of 5-15 mm were recorded in Gippsland.

For Friday and Saturday, totals of 20-40 mm (isolated 50 mm) are forecast for the Latrobe and 5-15 mm for the rest of the Gippsland flood watch area.

Renewed river rises are expected in the Gippsland flood watch catchments from overnight Thursday into Friday. 

Minor flooding is possible from Friday afternoon at some locations.

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.
Impacts in your area: 
  • Areas around rivers and streams may be flooded.
  • Caravan parks and camping grounds may be flooded.
This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

The next update is expected by 15/10/2021 01:00 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.