Tungamah flood guide now avail­able

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

Tungamah res­i­dents now have ac­cess to an SES Lo­cal Flood Guide, spe­cific to the area, to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion about the risk of flood and how to be pre­pared.

Mem­bers from the Vic­to­rian State Emer­gency Ser­vice (SES) with as­sis­tance from lo­cal CFA Brigades and Vic­to­ria Po­lice have de­liv­ered Flood Guide in­for­ma­tion to com­mu­ni­ties within Moira Shire and City of Greater Shep­par­ton.

The SES worked with Moira Shire, City of Greater Shep­par­ton, the Goul­burn Bro­ken Catch­ment Man­age­ment Author­ity and the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s Nat­u­ral Dis­as­ter Re­silience Scheme to pro­duce the guides for key flood-prone towns in the re­gion as part of a state-wide plan.

Com­mu­ni­ties of Tungamah, Congupna, Katan­dra West, Kata­matite and Tal­ly­ga­roopna, now have these re­sources avail­able to them via the SES web­site www.ses.vic.gov.au

Tungamah res­i­dents can also pick up a copy at the Tungamah Gen­eral Store.

The Flood Guides in­clude in­for­ma­tion for res­i­dents, farms and busi­nesses to in­form them about their risk of flood and to help them en­sure they are prop­erly pre­pared.

“In many cases, the big­gest im­pact from floods in this area is on roads and bridges, of­ten im­pass­able, dam­aged by pow­er­ful flood­wa­ter or cov­ered by de­bris,” said SES North East Re­gional Op­er­a­tions Man­ager Neil Payn.

“SES knows it’s vi­tal for fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties to be aware of flood risks, put to­gether an emer­gency sur­vival kit and pre­pare and prac­tice a flood emer­gency plan - ba­si­cally be ready be­fore a flood even hap­pens.

“SES and other emer­gency ser­vices work hard to­gether to re­duce the im­pact of emer­gen­cies, in­clud­ing floods and storms on our com­mu­nity.

“These new Flood Guides will help SES and Coun­cil work in part­ner­ship with com­mu­ni­ties to re­duce flood dam­age and help to keep our com­mu­nity mem­bers safe.”

You can ac­cess the Tungamah Flood Guide on the SES web­site or col­lect one from the Tungamah Gen­eral Store.

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