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** Update: This warning has been updated. Stay informed: emergency.vic.gov.au **

WATCH & ACT - RIVERINE FLOOD - Move to Higher Ground
Incident Location: Yarra River from Coldstream to Warrandyte
Issue Date: Wednesday 17 July 2024, 06:07 pm
Next Update: Thursday 18 July 2024, 10:10 am

This Moderate Flood Warning is being issued for Bend of Islands, Castella, Chirnside Park, Christmas Hills, Chum Creek, Coldstream, Coldstream West, Croydon, Croydon Hills, Croydon North, Dixons Creek, Gruyere, Healesville, Kalorama, Kangaroo Ground, Kilsyth, Kinglake, Lilydale, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, North Warrandyte, Olinda, Panton Hill, Ringwood, Rob Roy, Silvan, Smiths Gully, St Andrews, Steels Creek, Tarrawarra, Toolangi, Wandin North, Warrandyte, Warrandyte South, Warranwood, Watsons Creek, Wonga Park, Yarra Glen, Yering, Yeringberg.

This is an update, replacing the Watch and Act message issued at 12:02 pm Wednesday 17 July 2024.

MODERATE FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR ON THE YARRA RIVER AT YARRA GLEN OVERNIGHT AND INTO THURSDAY 18TH JULY.

The Yarra River catchment has recorded rainfall averaging about 5 mm in the upper part of the catchment and about 1 mm in the lower part of the catchment since 09:00 AM Tuesday 16 July 2024. Rainfall totals of 1 to 5 mm is forecast for the catchment for Wednesday 17 July 2024.

The Watts River catchment has recorded rainfall averaging about 8 mm since 09:00 AM Tuesday 16 July 2024. Rainfall totals of 1 to 5 mm is forecast for the catchment for Wednesday 17 July 2024.

Water levels of the Yarra River at various locations are rising in response to the rain.

Moderate flooding may occur in the Yarra River catchment and may cause substantial inundation in the rural areas, and disruption to traffic. Melba Highway at Yarra Glen may be affected.

Yarra River from Coldstream to Warrandyte:

The level of the Yarra River at Yarra Glen is currently at 4.05 metres, below the Minor Flood Level (4.10 metres), and rising. It is expected to peak around the Moderate Flood Level (4.60 metres) Thursday 18th July.

The level of the Yarra River at Christmas Hills is currently at 1.82 metres, below the Minor Flood Level, and falling. It is expected to rise again and peak around the Minor Flood Level (3.00 metres) Thursday 18th July.

The level of the Yarra River at Warrandyte is currently at 1.98 metres, below the Minor Flood Level, and falling. It is expected to rise again and peak around the Minor Flood Level (3.00 metres) Thursday 18th July.

Act now - take actions immediately to protect your life and property, and move to higher ground.
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😡 SCAM ALERT 😡

Many people will have seen a post on Facebook in the last week where a small, red-haired child called 'Brandan Cooper', wearing a vest saying "Autism be kind" in a photo, has gone missing. The poster pleads for people to share the post, saying that the child is "considered to be in extreme danger" and "We are asking the community's help to find him. Only takes two seconds to share."

There were small variations in the location where the child supposedly went missing.

A great many people from around the world did share the post, however the post is a scam.

While a quick Google search would uncover the scam, many people were caught out.

It's believed that the way this particular scam works is that after the post has been shared multiple times, the original poster will then change the post to promote a scam business or similar. Suddenly, the new scam post appears on the wall of all the people who shared the missing child post, effectively advertising it and implying the sharer's support of the product.

While it's a good idea to check local police pages or other reliable sources regarding missing people posts before sharing them, the scammers are always trying something different.

Beware of social media posts where an unknown person is asking others to share posts widely. You should also be suspicious of people posting where they don't provide contact details or ask people to send them a direct message. Always check the profile of the poster. If their page is less then a year old, you have good reason to be suspicious. You should also be suspicious if they have very few friends, or if they're not located in the same area as the post topic. They are also likely to turn off commenting as they don't want people warning each other in the comments that the post may be a scam.
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This maybe a handy way to inform people

Good advice

Always recommend people check the police pages and also Australian Missing Persons Register

FALSE ALARM AT YEA HOSPITAL
VicEmergency reported a fire at the Yea hospital at 2.06pm today. It's understood to be a false alarm and that it's the result of electrical works.
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Goodness that’s shocking!

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