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During Significant Flood & Storm Events

Contact Victoria SES

1300 842 737
1300 VIC SES

(Operates during significant flood and storm events)

Recovery from 2012 Victorian Floods 

2012 aerial flood photography


Flooding is natural and cannot be stopped and can have both positive and negative impacts. 

The positive impacts of flooding, for example, include water for wetland ecosystems and replenishing soil moisture and nutrients. 

The negative impacts can bring substantial damages to homes and businesses, critical infrastructure and to farming, such as agriculture and crops. However, the negative effects of floods can be reduced with good planning and the right actions.

Flood planning and action is a shared community responsibility. Local, state and federal governments all have a role to play in reducing the damage from floods in Victoria but so do you and your neighbours.

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