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This Flood Watch 2 is being issued for Otway Coast.
  • Localised and isolated areas of minor flooding are possible from overnight Friday into Saturday in catchments of the flood watch area.
  • A low-pressure trough lies over western and central Victoria on Friday, moving into eastern Victoria on Saturday.
  • Catchment conditions in the flood watch area range from moderately dry in south-western Victoria to moderately wet through the rest of the flood watch area.
  • Widespread rainfall totals of 5-25 mm are forecast for the remainder of Friday, with isolated falls of 50-70 mm possible with thunderstorms. 
  • Very localised falls of up to 100 mm are also possible with storms. Widespread rainfall totals of less than 15 mm are forecast for Saturday, with isolated falls of 50-60 mm possible with thunderstorms.
  • Isolated minor flooding and localised flooding due to heavy rain associated with storms are possible from overnight Friday into Saturday in catchments of the flood watch area.
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.
  • Floodwater is toxic - never play or swim in floodwater.
  • This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop. 
  •  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: 
  • This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop. 
  •  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.
This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

The next update is expected by Saturday 15/01/2022 at 13:00 or as the situation changes.

Use multiple sources to stay informed:

Accessibility:
The following services can help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency.
  • To access this information in other languages call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to call VicEmergency Hotline.
  • If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask them to call the VicEmergency Hotline.