Flood information for the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, encompassing local flood guides for Mornington, McCrae, Rosebud, Dromana, Safety Beach, MtEliza and the Mornington Shire Council Municipal Storm Flood Emergency Plan.
SES has developed Local Flood Guides or equivalent 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 Storm Flood Emergency Plans to prepare, respond to and recover from flood events within Municipality.
The Municipality consists of a high number of small catchments which drain into Port Phillip Bay, Western Port Bay or Bass Strait. The catchments are generally characterised by rural or undeveloped areas in the upper regions of the catchment with more urban areas along or near the coast. The main waterway systems running through the Shire are the Merricks, Main, Balcombe, Dunns, Manton, Stony, Watson, Warringine, Drum Drum Alloc, Chinamans, Kackeraboite and Tanti Creeks.
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Flood Emergency Plan for more information.