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Latest News

SES Operational Communications Officer, Justin Costello, saves boy trapped in stormwater drain.
"Glyndia and her team have been indefatigable."
VICSES, CFA, and Shepparton Search and Rescue have adapted to the flood conditions across parts of Victoria by assembling a helicopter-based road crash rescue team to respond to incidents in isolated communities.
Two CFA members in yellow, a VICSES volunteer in orange, and two members of Shepparton Search and Rescue stand in front of a helicopter
Victorian emergency services continue to work around the clock in response to this week’s severe weather event, with major flooding impacts expected over the course of today and into next week.
VICSES volunteers in orange standing next to floodwater and a vehicle that has entered floodwater
"Victorians are reminded to connect with official sources of emergency information."
This week, parts of Victoria are likely to experience heavy rainfall with potential flooding impacts.  There are many things that you can do to ensure you’re flood ready, including sandbagging. 
"Being able to talk to someone helps to retain women in the service who otherwise might have left.”
"VICSES volunteers are reminding Victorians to prepare now."
Do not overestimate the capability of your vehicle.