SES 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.
SES has also developed Municipal Flood Emergency Plans to prepare for, respond to and recover from flood events within the Municipality.
The Campaspe Shire Council has a history of flooding including a significant flood event in January 2011 which impacted the townships of Rochester and Echuca and vast extents of rural areas resulting in extensive damage.
For example, the January 2011 flood was the worst in Rochester and Echuca's recorded history, where 80% of Rochester and its surrounding rural areas flooded.
Since the 2011 flood the North Central Catchment Management Authority have undertaken extensive flood surveying and mapping for the township of Rochester, to access your property specific information from the flood study, visit www.nccma.vic.gov.au/flood-eye
Households and businesses should refer to their Local Flood Guide or Campaspe Shire Municipal Flood Emergency Plan for more information.