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, respond to and recover from flood events within Municipality.
Horsham Rural City has a history of flooding, with significant flooding occurring more than 15 times since records began in the mid-18th century.
The January 2011 flood event is the largest event on record in Horsham, with the Horsham Gauge measuring 4.27 metres at Walmer. During this flood:
- Horsham was split in two by floodwater.
- Two aged care facilities, one caravan park and other municipal facilities were evacuated.
- 500 properties were isolated by floodwater.
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 business should refer to their Local Flood Guide or Horsham Rural City Flood Emergency Plan for more information.
Municipal Flood Emergency Plan
This plan will be available soon.
Your local VICSES units are:
- Horsham Unit: 54 McPherson Street