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.
Glen Eira City Council has a history of flooding including a significant flood event in January 2011 and is the highest flood in the municipality on record in over a decade. More than 150 homes and business were damages and around 200 properties affected.
Glen Eira City Council is typically threatened by flash flooding- short duration, high intensity rainfall, this occurs more frequently between October and March. These rainfall events can cause disturbances to drainage infrastructure and capacity to be reached in the Elwood Cannal in as quickly as 3-6 hours. Less significant flooding can also occur in winter after prolonged periods of rainfall
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 warnings or Glen Eira Flood Emergency Plan for more information.