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.
Casey City Council has a history of flooding, for example there was flooding 2010, 2011 and 2012 that resulted in road closures, damage to public and private property and rehousing of people and animals.
On 4 February 2011, 180 millimetres of rain fell at Lynbrook over a 24 hour period. During floods, a number of essential services are at risk in the City of Casey, including:
- The Main Arterial Roads may be closed for some time until the flood waters recede. The following roads have been closed in previous flood events: Heatherton Road, Princes Highway, Hallam South Road, Narre Warren-Cranbourne Road, South Gippsland Highway and Clyde Road.
- The Pakenham Train Line may be closed due to floodwater at multiple points in Hallam and Narre Warren including immediately east of Narre Warren Station.
- Access to Casey Hospital may be restricted to four wheel drive vehicles and trucks for a period due to overland flows along Kangan Drive in a flash flood.
- The Cranbourne Train Line between Merinda Park and Cranbourne Stations is also at risk of flooding during heavy rain.
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 Municipal Flood Emergency Plan for more information.