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Warnings: Victoria

Flood: Kiewa River

Issued at: 24 Oct 2017, 1:07pm (AEDT)

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria

Final Flood Warning for the Kiewa River

Issued at 9:50 am EDT on Monday 23 October 2017
Flood Warning Number: 5

Minor flooding has eased in the Kiewa River.

No significant rainfall is expected over the next few days.

Kiewa River downstream of Mongans Bridge:
No further flooding is expected in the Kiewa River downstream of Mongans Bridge.

The Kiewa River at Bandiana peaked at 2.86 metres around Sunday morning and is
currently at 2.78 metres and falling.

Flood Safety Advice:
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.

Current Emergency Information is available at http://emergency.vic.gov.au
For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
Current Road and Traffic Information is available at the VicRoads website:
http://traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/

Next issue:
This is a final warning, no further warnings will be issued for this event.

Latest River Heights:
Kiewa River at Mongans Bridge, 1.78, Steady, 09:00 AM Mon 23/10/17
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Main Stream), 2.69, Rising, 09:30 AM Mon 23/10/17
Kiewa River at Kiewa (Anabranch), 0.50, Falling, 09:30 AM Mon 23/10/17
Yackandandah Creek at Osbornes Flat, 0.82, Steady, 09:15 AM Mon 23/10/17
Kiewa River at Bandiana, 2.78, Falling, 09:30 AM Mon 23/10/17

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 217. Warning, rainfall and
river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood. The latest weather
forecast is available at www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts.

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