Severe storms and flooding can occur at any time of the year across the municipality. Large areas of Baw Baw Shire may be subjected to flooding.
Storms and floods can cause damage to public and private infrastructure. Some storms and floods may be more localised or they may be larger.
You should ascertain whether or not you live in a low-lying area or are located near a waterway where there is a history of flooding.
The SES has developed, in collaboration with Council, a Storm and Flood Plan. There are a number of factors we recommend you consider when preparing for storms and floods:
- Develop an emergency kit
- Familiarise yourself with severe storm categories
- Check weather reports and storm and flood warnings
- Download the VicEmergency App
- Plan what to do before, during and after a storm or flood
For information on storm and flood events call the Flood and Storm Information Line on 1300 842 737 or check the VicSES website.
For flood or storm assistance call the SES on 132 500. Call 000 Triple-0 for life threatening emergencies.
For further information relating to flooding, visit the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Better Health Channel or SES websites.