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, respond to and recover from flood events within Municipality.
Cardinia Shire Council has a history of flooding (riverine and flash flooding) including a significant flood event in June 2012 which impacted the townships of Koo Wee Rup, Bayles, Lang Lang and Modella and vast extents of rural areas resulting in extensive damage.
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 beware of their flood risk.
Households and business should refer to their Local Flood Guide or Flood Emergency Plan for more information.
Your local SES unit is:
- Emerald Unit: Cnr Old Gembrook and Sherriff Roads, Emerald.
- Pakenham Unit: 780 Princes Highway, Pakenham.