SES NSW Advice - Murray Region
NSW SES Flood Bulletin 1 - Upper MurrayMinor | Flood Watch
Upper Murray and Mitta Mitta Rivers
What is happening:
Minor flooding is possible from late Wednesday in the catchments of the flood watch area.
A low pressure system and an associated trough will move slowly over Victoria on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, the low will weaken and move away to the southeast.
Catchments in the flood watch area are moderately wet.
Widespread rainfalls totals of 20 to 30mmare expected in the warning area during Wednesday, with isolated heavier falls of 50 to 60mmpossible with Thunderstorms. Further rainfall totals of 20 to 40mmare forecast for Thursday and Friday, with isolated heavier fall up to 60mm.
River rises are expected in the flood watch catchments from Wednesday afternoon. Flooding is possible from late Wednesday at some locations.
What we are expecting:
The following list is not exhaustive, but indicative of locations of dangerous floodwaters:
- Catchments likely to be affected include Upper Murray and the Mitta Mitta rivers.
- Low-lying areas and paddocks
You should expect that all low-lying roads are likely to be flood affected
The following impacts are also likely to occur:
- In fire-affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris like ash, soil, trees and rocks.
- Heavy rainfall increases the risk of landslides and debris across roads.
What you need to do:
People in areas likely to be impacted by flooding should prepare for increasing flood effects.
All campers and caravans relocate away from the sites next to water courses.
Actions that you can take to safeguard your family, pets, livestock include:
- If needed Collect or create sandbags from the Jingellic Showgrounds.
- Avoid storm drains and pipes, ditches, ravines and rivers. Never drive, walk, ride through, play or swim in floodwater—it is dangerous and toxic. If it’s flooded, forget it.
Farmers and businesses are encouraged to:
- Move pumps, animals, and equipment to higher ground before roads close and organise for sufficient stock feed and water for your animals.
- Move poisons, waste and chemicals to high storage locations.
- Gather important business documents and records and keep them with you.
For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.
For more information:
Contacts and further information
- Listen to Goulburn Murray ABC 99.7 FM, Radio Upper Murray 107.88 and Sounds of the Mountain 96.3FM for latest information.
- Visit the NSW SES website for information and safety advice: www.ses.nsw.gov.au/flood
- Access the latest road closure information:
- Local roads: Snowy Valley Council (www.svc.nsw.gov.au)
- Major roads: Live Traffic (www.livetraffic.com.au) or 131 701
- Access rural animal and livestock assistance at Local Land Services: www.lls.nsw.gov.au
- Follow the latest weather warnings, rainfall and river heights: http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw
Please share this advice with friends, family, and neighbours to help people who need it most.
PLEASE NOTE: The effects of flooding are different in Victoria. Stay up-to-date with Victorian flood information by visiting www.emergency.vic.gov.au and/or downloading the VicEmergency app.
The next bulletin will be issued by 12:00pm on Wednesday, 29 September 2021
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