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Heavy rain continues

Weather warning for north-east region.

April 10, 2014 12:26pm

Bureau of Meteorology forecasters have warned that heavy rain may cause flash flooding in parts of the north-east today.

In the past 24-hours Benalla has recorded 44mm of rain, 59mm at Warrenbayne and and 65mm was recorded at Violet Town.

Heavy rain will contract eastwards which will affect the region until early hours of tomorrow morning.

SES advises that rainfall run-off into waterways in recent fire affected areas may contain debris such as soil, ash, trees and rocks. People in fire affected areas should also be alert to the potential for landslide and debris on roads.

 Recent fire affected areas include;

Upper Ovens region through and beyond Harrietville, parts of the Upper Murray Catchment at Granya and Tallangatta South, Kings Creek in remote forested areas.

Ses advises that people should:

  • Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.

For emergency help in floods and storms, phone your local SES Unit on 132 500.

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