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.
Northern Grampians Shire Council has a long history of flooding including a significant flood event most recently in January 2011 that impacted the areas of Glenorchy, Halls Gap and Dadswells Bridge and vast extents of rural areas resulting in extensive damage through Navarre, Landsborough, Eversley, Crowlands, Joel Joel, Greens Creek and Campbell’s Bridge.
The key waterways which impact Northern Grampians Shire Council are the Wimmera River and Mt William Creek including the flood event of January 2011.
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 the Northern Grampians Shire Flood Emergency Plan for more information.