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Severe weather forecast this weekend

Severe weather forecast this weekend

01 December 2017

With a whole summer's worth of rain predicted to be falling between today and Sunday, Council has been busy preparing for a very wet weekend. Here is some important advice going into the weekend.

Who to contact

For emergency assistance contact: SES 132 500

To report an issue (such as blocked drains, trees down) or if you are not sure who to contact: Council 8571 1000

For life-threatening emergencies contact: Triple Zero 000.

We will monitor our social media accounts and use them to provide updates, however please don't use Facebook or Twitter to report any issues.

Important information

  • Stay Informed – monitor local conditions and be aware of the situation
  • Council has put its emergency management plans on stand-by
  • Conditions can change quickly and you are best placed to take actions to stay safe.
  • Ensure your family members and neighbours are aware of the situation
  • Floodwater is dangerous – never drive, walk or ride through floodwater, people die in floodwaters
  • Floodwater is toxic – never play or swim in floodwater
  • Farmers should prepare to move machinery and livestock to higher ground
  • Those with pets should bring them inside, lift valuables to higher places.
  • Cars should not be parked in underground car parks and garages


Tips and updates

Stay alert to updates via the Emergency Vic website 

Visit the SES website for tips to be storm and flood safe

Visit the How to plan and prepare for floods page

If heavy falls are experienced, remain safe and please be patient as Council crews and emergency service attend to requests for assistance. 

Social Media

Keep an eye on Council's social media channels over the weekend. We will use these to keep you updated on local events to be aware of but please don't use these channels to report issues.

Council Twitter

Council Facebook

SES Facebook

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