Floods and Flood Recovery
During winter and spring, Southern Australia is prone to flooding which can result in a loss of life and cause significant damage to property.
Flood watches and flood warnings are issued by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). According to the BOM, La Niña weather is likely to bring heavy Spring rains and a higher risk of floods in parts of Victoria, including the North East. Some low-lying areas of land in our Shire are vulnerable to flash flooding and so it is important to understand the local flood risks to protect yourself and your property.
Never try to walk, swim or drive through floodwater. Attempting to drive through flood water is extremely dangerous as just 15 cm of flowing floodwater is enough to float a small car.
Get Flood Ready
The SES is preparing for a very wet Spring with possible flooding. If you live in a flood prone area, preparedness is key and the SES encourages you to Get Flood Ready.
The following links provide important information to help you plan and prepare
- Click here for flood information that is specific to Murrindindi Shire, and to get your copy of the local flood guide
- Plan and prepare for a flood emergency by visiting the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) website
- Click here to learn more about how you can get emergency warnings and information, or to download the VicEmergency app
- Set up your 'Watch Zone' on the VicEmergency app to receive local updates
Returning home safety after a flood
It is also important to take precautions when returning to your home after a flood to reduce the possibility of injury, illness or disease.
To learn more, click here.