Prepare to Evacuate - Harris Lane and Wallace Drive on the Buckland River

Prepare to evacuate

Prepare to Evacuate - Harris Lane and Wallace Drive on the Buckland River

Issued For:

Harris Lane and Wallace Drive area

Incident Location:

Harris Lane and Wallace Drive on the Buckland River

Incident Name:

BucklandRiverFloodDec2017

Issued:

02/12/2017 09:56 AM

If you live, work or are holidaying in the Harris Lane and Wallace Drive or surrounding area you should prepare to evacuate.

  • Flooding is expected to impact Harris Lane and Wallace Drive due to ongoing rain.
  • The bridge may become impassable.

Flooding may reach your location anytime with the continued rainfall overnight. If you are in this area prepare to evacuate.

 

If you are already prepared to leave you may do so now.

What you should do: 

  • Act now - take immediate action to protect your life and property.
  • Gather any essential medicines, important documents, mementos, photos and pets to take with you if you evacuate.
  • Have three days' supply of clothing and medication packed and ready to go. 
  • If possible, contact your neighbours are aware of the situation and check if they need help.
  • For information on road closures go to traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au.

 

Where To Go:

If you need to evacuate consider where you can go. Options to evacuate to include:

  • A relief centre has been opened at the Myrtleford Senior Citizens, Smith Street, Myrtleford.
  • Family or friends homes located in a safe location, away from flooding.
  • Residents only if you require accommodation ring the Emergency Relief Centre at Myrtleford on 0448 835 195.


Evacuation Assistance:

  • If you are unable to drive or need assistance to evacuate phone the Relief Centre on Ph 0448 835 195.

 

Stay safe:

  • Some areas will be likely to lose services including power, water, sewerage and telephone due to flooding.
  • Emergency services may not be able to help you if you choose to stay. 

 

This warning is current to 02/12/2017 02:00 pm. If you do not evacuate before this time, your property may be isolated or inundated and it may be too late to leave.

Impacts in your area: 

  • Flooding above floor level of a single story home may occur.
  • You may lose services including power, water, sewerage and telephone due to flooding.
  • Snakes, spiders and rats may try to find shelter in your home.

This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

 

The next update is expected by 02/12/2017 02:00 pm or as the situation changes.

 

Evacuation information: 

Flood information:

Emergency contacts: 

Stay informed: 

  • Go to www.emergency.vic.gov.au.
  • Tune into Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV.
  • Phone the VicEmergency Hotline to talk to someone about this warning on 1800 226 226 (freecall).
  • People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who have a speech/communication impairment can contact VicEmergency Hotline via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677.
  • For help with English, phone the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to telephone VicEmergency Hotline. If you know someone who cannot speak English, provide them with this number.
  • Download the VicEmergency app or follow VicEmergency on Twitter (#vicfloods) or Facebook.
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