With the forecast floods predicted to impact communities across the state, there are a number of things that you can do to make sure you and your property stay safe during flooding. Learn more on the Victoria State Emergency Service website, or visit their Sandbag guide.
Please take care on the roads and never shelter under trees in a storm. Remember to never drive on flooded roads.
Life Threatening Emergencies:
- For any life threatening situation call 000 for police, fire or ambulance.
- Download the Emergency+ app, it uses the GPS functionality of smart phones to help a Triple Zero (000) caller provide critical location details required to mobilise emergency services.
The most current emergency information is available through:
- Website: Victoria Emergency Website
- Mobile App: download the VicEmergency App
- Phone: call VicEmergency Hotline: 1800 226 226
- Social Media: VicEmergency Twitter and Facebook accounts
- Radio: 774 ABC radio (AM)
- 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, call 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.
- TV: Sky News TV
For the latest weather and weather warning information visit Bureau of Meteorology website.
Flood, Storm Emergencies - Victoria SES
For assistance contact the SES on 132 500
For those looking to obtain sandbags these can be purchased from your local hardware store. Follow this link for information on how to use sandbags to protect your home: http://bit.ly/2AnxDWH
Road and Traffic information:
The most important thing during a power outage is to stay safe:
• Keep clear of fallen powerlines and keep others away
• Be careful with temporary generators
• If there has been significant damage to your property, make sure a licensed electrician checks that it’s safe to turn your power back on.
If you are currently experiencing an electricity outage visit the United Energy website or contact their electrical faults and emergency team on 132 099.
For further information on power outages in an emergency, please visit the Victorian Energy and Reseources Emergency Power Outages page.
Emergency markers look like a street signs with white text on a green background. Each has a unique code made up of three letters and three numbers that specifies the location, GPS coordinates, road access route or navigational data, which assists the dispatch of emergency services when an incident occurs at locations such as open-space parklands, walking trails or beaches where no obvious reference points. Learn more about emergency markers.
Bushfire Places of Last Resort:
Bushfire Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSP) are a place of last resort for people during bushfire. It can be part of your contingency plan, for a time when your Bush Fire Survival Plan cannot be implemented or has failed. Relocation to NSP’s should not be your primary Bush Fire Survival Plan.
A NSP is an identified building or space within the community that may afford some protection from radiant heat. However, the degree of safety may be dependant on a range of factors including, the intensity of the bushfire and your ability to reach the NSP safely. It is for these reasons that NSP’s cannot be considered completely safe. They are a place of last resort in emergencies only.
View the list of Mornington Peninsula Shire adopted Neighbourhood Safe Places (A place of last resort).