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.
Knox City Council has a history of flooding (riverine and flash flooding) including a significant flood event in February 2011. Other significant floods have occurred in July 1995, July 1991, June 1989, July 1987 and September 1984. Locations at risk of flooding include Boronia, Bayswater, Wantirna, Wantirna South and Ferntree Gully.
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 Knox City Council Flood Emergency Plan for more information.