Source: Bureau of Meteorology

For people in West and South Gippsland and parts of East Gippsland and North East Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:05 pm Sunday, 13 March 2022.
HEAVY TO LOCALLY INTENSE RAIN WITH SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS.

Weather Situation: A humid and unstable airmass lies over eastern Victoria.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding over the next several hours in the West and South Gippsland and parts of the East Gippsland and North East districts. Locations which may be affected include Morwell, Traralgon, Warragul, Moe, Maffra and Falls Creek.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding over the next several hours in parts of the West and South Gippsland district. Locations which may be affected include Morwell, Traralgon, Warragul, Moe and Mt Baw Baw.
Narracan Creek at Thorpdale recorded 71.6 mm in the 1 hour to 4.51 pm.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and floodwater. Avoid travel if possible.
* Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees.
* Be aware - heat, fire or recent storms may make trees unstable and more likely to fall when it's windy or wet.
* Check that loose items, such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured. Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Stay indoors and away from windows.
* If outdoors, move to a safe place indoors. Stay away from trees, drains, gutters, creeks and waterways.
* Stay away from fallen powerlines - always assume they are live.
* Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks. Heavy rainfall may also increase the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
* Stay informed: Monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency website/app/hotline.