Seymour Telegraph

Seymour looks to recovery

- By Bianca Hall

Goulburn River water levels stabilised in Seymour on Saturday, October 15, between 7.28m and 7.31m, according to the Bureau of Meteorolog­y.

Although the river was no longer rising, it was still classed as major flood level, and remained this way until Monday.

Friday October 15 the Eildon Weir was at 100.8 per cent capacity and released 38,000 megalitres of water.

The water took eight hours to reach Seymour contributi­ng to the slow decline in flood water on Saturday.

SES controller Christine Welsh said that after Thursday, the SES had a comparativ­ely quiet Friday night.Still, hundreds of people had visited the Seymour SES centre since Wednesday.

On Saturday, the SES began washing, cleaning, refuelling, sweeping and mopping to return the centre to baseline.

Police worked hand-in-hand with the SES, assisting with evacuation­s on Thursday night and with water police and search and rescue units assisting with water rescues.

While local police assisted the SES with Thursday night’s evacuation response, police have been brought from metro areas to assist with traffic control.

Anybody who has been unable to contact friends or family impacted by flooding should liaise with the relief centre, which is located at the Seymour Aquatic Centre.

 ?? ?? Close: The water rose up along Butler St, Seymour.
Close: The water rose up along Butler St, Seymour.

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