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.
Whittlesea City Council has a history of flooding including a significant flood event in 1974 which impacted the township of Whittlesea and vast extents of rural areas resulting in damage and isolation.
Locations at risk of flooding include Whittlesea, Yan Yean, Mernda, Epping, Mill Park, Lalor, Thomastown and Bundoora.
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 Whittlesea City Council Flood Emergency Plan for more information.
Your local SES unit is:
- Whittlesea Unit: 79 Schotters Road, Mernda Victoria 3754