Posts by Yarriambiack Shire

Warracknabeal Levee Project

Four years after one of the worst floods in history hit Warracknabeal, Council is asking – does Warracknabeal want a levee for flood protection? In January 2011 Warracknabeal experienced a flood that modelling describes as larger than a one-in-100-year event. At the time, Council and residents constructed a temporary levee to stop water inundating the…

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Power Outages

As the summer heat continues, the Victorian Government’s summer campaign, Your Guide to Power Outages, is seeking to help Victorians keep safe during a power outage in bushfires and extreme weather conditions. While Victoria has very reliable electricity supply, power outages can happen – particularly during heatwaves, bushfires and grassfires. A guide has been produced Your…

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VicEmergency App

In November, the FireReady App will be updated and replaced by the new VicEmergency app. This transition will take place automatically when the app is next updated. New users will be able to download VicEmergency from the App Store or Google Play. The new VicEmergency app will align with the VicEmergency website to provide timely…

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Beat the Bite

In Victoria, some mosquitoes can carry diseases such as Ross River Virus and Barmah Forest Virus, which may be passed onto people through mosquito bites. There are some simple precautions people can take to prevent mosquito bites and control mosquito numbers around the home: • Avoid outdoor activities at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are…

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