Source: Bureau of Meteorology

This Flood Watch provides early advice of possible flooding within the specified catchments.
Initial Flood Watch for Cann and Genoa Catchments

Issued at 6:37 pm EDT on Sunday 27 February 2022

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor flooding may develop in the Cann and Genoa catchments during Wednesday.

Showers and the chance of thunderstorms with heavy falls possible near the NSW border are forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Cann and Genoa catchments are wet and river rises have been observed in response to recent rainfall.

Rainfall totals of 10-30 mm are forecast for East Gippsland with isolated totals of 40-60 mm possible in the Cann and Genoa catchments from Tuesday.

Stream rises and areas of minor flooding may develop in the Cann and Genoa catchments during Wednesday.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Bemm, Cann and Genoa Rivers

Minor flood warnings are current for the following catchments: Snowy

The Bureau of Meteorology is continuing to monitor the situation and will issue catchment specific warnings as required.

See www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings to view the current warnings for Victoria.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml
Flood Safety Advice:

Note: 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.

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/

Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecast see http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/

River Height and Rainfall information are available on the Bureau of Meteorology web site at http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/flood/

Flood Warnings and Flood Watches for Victorian Catchments are also available on: Telephone Weather Service No. 1300 659217.

Rainfall and River Conditions Map