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This Flood Watch is being issued for the Yarra River downstream of Coldstream.

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 widespread rainfall totals of 10-25 mm were recorded in catchments of the flood watch area.

Widespread rainfall totals of 15 to 30 mm (isolated 40 mm with thunderstorm) are expected in the Upper Yarra and Latrobe catchments for the remainder of Thursday, with 5-15 mm in Gippsland and less than 10 mm (isolated 15 mm with thunderstorm) in the North East. For Friday and Saturday, totals of 20-40 mm(isolated 50 mm) are forecast for the Upper Yarra, Latrobe and Otways, and 5-15 for the rest of the floodwatch area.
Stay informed - monitor your local conditions and remain alert.
What you should do:
  • Monitor weather forecasts and river levels. Go to www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings.
  • 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.
  • SES advises that all community members should: Never walk, ride or drive through floodwater, Never allow children to play in floodwater, Stay away from waterways and stormwater drains during and after heavy rain, Keep well clear of fallen power lines, Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks, and heavy rainfall increases the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
Impacts in your area: 
  • Renewed river rises are expected in the flood watch catchments from overnight Thursday into Friday. Minor flooding is possible from Friday afternoon at some locations.
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.