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Casterton Floods 2016

Storms & Floods

Storms & Floods can occur quickly and become hazardous. It is important to know what to do before, during, and after a severe storm & flooding event.

SES Local Flood Guides and Municipal Flood Emergency Plan

The SES has developed Local Flood Guides for both the Glenelg Shire and towns with the shire. They are a valuable tool when preparing for a potential flood.

The Glenelg Shire Municipal Flood Emergency Plan has been developed Municipal Flood Emergency Plan.

Weather Warnings & Updates

The latest weather warning information is available through the Bureau of Meteorology or phone 1300 659 213.

• SES Emergency Assistance: 132 500
• VicRoads Road Closures: 131 170
• Life Threatening Emergencies: Triple Zero (000)

The latest flood warning information is available through VicEmergency or phone 1800 226 226.

The Victorian SES advises the following measures in relation to floods:
• Be aware of the situation and monitor weather conditions and emergency broadcasters for further information.
• Go over your Emergency Plan and locate your Emergency Kit.
• Farmers should be prepared to move machinery and livestock to known higher ground.
• Floodwaters are dangerous, do not drive, ride or walk through floodwaters.
• For emergency assistance call the SES on 132 500, if your emergency is life threatening call 000.
• For the latest flood warning and information and river heights visit the Bureau of Meteorology

Glenelg Shire Council's Flood Emergency Plan is under development.


Mould can be a regular occurrence after a serious flood. Coming into contact with mould can pose serious health problems, especially for people with existing health conditions. The Department of Health & Human Services has a factsheet that can inform anyone wanting to know more about the risks that mould can pose.

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