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.
Moorabool Shire has a history of flooding including flooding from rivers and creeks overflowing after prolonged rainfall (riverine) and also to flash flooding after high intensity rainfall often associated with thunderstorms.
Bacchus Marsh experienced a significant flood event in November 1995 when the Werribee River broke its banks, flooding low lying parts of the town and surrounding farmland.
More recently, Bacchus Marsh suffered flash flooding five times in 2010-2011 following local heavy rain, causing 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 Moorabool Shire Flood Emergency Plan for more information..
Local Flood Guides
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Municipal Flood Emergency Plan
This plan will be available soon.