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Preparing for Flood

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Council

Flooding in the Yarriambiack Shire can occur as a result of short duration, high intensity rain which causes localised flash flooding on roads and properties. The years 2010 and 2011 recorded above average rainfall events in spring and summer with major flooding of the Yarriambiack Creek and its adjoining tributaries. Localised flooding was also experienced in the 1970s.

The Municipal Emergency Management Planning Committee has prepared the following flood plans:

These plans are currently being incorporated into Yarriambiack Shire Council Flood Emergency Plan and will be available online soon.

Community

It is important that residents understand how to prepare for flooding. The following links provide essential information and tips for effective preparation:

Flood Safe
Storm Safe
VicSES homepage
Flood Victoria

The Wimmera CMA has conducted a number of flood studies and prepared flood maps for flood affected townships in the municipality. They are all available on the Wimmera CMA website.