You can find information on the latest emergency warnings via the SES website at www.ses.vic.gov.au/warnings or on Facebook www.facebook.com/vicses or via Twitter on twitter.com/vicseswarnings
For weather warnings and forecasts visit www.bom.gov.au
For road closures visit alerts.vicroads.vic.gov.au
The Latrobe City’s commitment to improve flood management and protection of the community against flood waters is ongoing.
Flood Warning System
In conjunction with the Department of Sustainability & Environment, West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, Bureau of Meteorology, and Victoria State Emergency Service have upgraded the flood warning system for Traralgon.
Using state-of-the-art monitoring equipment the flood warning system provides accurate data to the Bureau of Meteorology, VicSES and Council. Flood advice and warnings are then developed from the information received.
Download a copy of the Flood Response Guidelines(PDF, 750KB)
Call the SES on 132 500 from anywhere in Victoria for flood and storm emergency
Latrobe City Council - Recovery Information 1800 017 777
Centrelink (Information on Social Security payments and services) 132 850
DPI - Department of Primary Industry (For agricultural and farming enquiries) 136 186
DHS - Department of Human Services (For community and housing services) 1300 650 172
Salvation Army (Food / Clothing) 137 258
Vic Roads (Traffic Hazards) 131 170
Gippsland Crisis Line (Personal support - 24hr service) 1800 629 572
The West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority is preparing a Floodplain Management Strategy to help the community better understand flood behaviour, so that communities better understand their flood risk and can take the necessary actions to minimise the risk to themselves and their property.
The strategy will help coordinate all agencies and communities to minimise flood risks. It includes a three year work plan with actions included where the responsible authority agrees to implement them. Through this process everyone will gain a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each agency and flood risk across the region.