VICSES has developed Local Flood Guides to explain local flood risks for communities at risk. This includes advice for communities on how to prepare and respond to flood events and who to contact in the event of a flood.
VICSES has also developed Municipal Flood Emergency Plans to prepare for, respond to and recover from flood events within the Municipality.
Buloke Shire Council has a history of flooding including a significant flood event in January 2011 which impacted the townships of Charlton, Donald, Wycheproof and Culgoa and vast extents of rural areas resulting in extensive damage.
The flood warning systems for the areas within Buloke Shire Council are in the process of being improved. The lead time to respond to a flood event may be limited. All households and businesses at risk of flooding should develop an emergency plan and be aware of their flood risk.
Households and businesses should refer to their Local Flood Guide or Buloke Shire Flood Emergency Plan for more information.