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Flood Information Update: 15 October 2022

Maps – Public Information Session

Following the live-streamed public information session held the evening of Friday 14 October 2022, a large number of public comments were in relation to where to view maps showing where flood waters are likely to reach.

SESVIC have provided Council with the maps that were on display at the information session in PDF format. Find the maps on our Flood: Respond page.

the GBCMA Food Intelligence Portal is an interactive map where you can find 1-in-100-year flood information about your specific property. Click Greater Shepparton to enter the interactive map for our municipality. You can then select your locality and property.

Please note that this website may be experiencing high traffic and you may have trouble accessing it. If so, please visit our Flood: Response page to view screenshots we have taken from various localities across Greater Shepparton.

Major flooding is expected imminently in Murchison and in Shepparton later tonight. Please obey VICSES directions and be ready to leave if directed.

Emergency Relief Center has now opened for those affected the McIntosh Centre, Shepparton Showgrounds, and at the Ballantyne Centre, Tatura Park.

  • Turn off gas and electricity, travel to a safe place away from flooding, with family or friends.
  • Check road closures (see below) and follow instructions from emergency services.
  • Have an emergency kit – make sure you have essential items on hand and the kit is in an easy to grab location. See below for what you should include.
  • Pre-filled sandbags are available at Kialla Recreation Reserve (closed for today) and Mooroopna Recreation Reserve (closes at 7pm). Be prepared to wait. See below for more details.
  • If you have petssee below about leaving with your pets.
  • Check on family and elderly neighborsensure they know what is happening and assist if you can.

Latest Road Closures GBCMA Flood Intelligence Portal VICSES: Local Flood Guides VICSES: Vic Emergency App VICSES: Info in other languages

1. Keep informed, be ready

2. How to get sandbags*

  • If you are under immediate threat of flooding ring 132 500 for assistance.
  • If you are in a life threatening situation ring 000 – Triple zero.

You can collect pre-filled sandbags from:

  • Shepparton Showgrounds; and
  • Mooroopna Recreation Reserve

Note: KIalla Recreation Reserve is closed for sandbag collection.

Sandbag demand is currently high. Expect to wait, please be patient and be nice to the volunteers.

* Accurate at time of publication but subject to change

How to use sandbags – VICSES guide

3. Be flood ready

  • bag it: Get your sandbags ready and in place to prevent water from entering your property
  • blockit: Block drains, toilets, and doorways
  • Lift it: Lift your valuables up high
  • leaves: Get on your way to a safe destination as soon as possible

Bag it, Block it, Lift it & Leave

4. Evacuating with pets

If you have pets and need to leave your home, make sure you have an emergency kit for them. This needs to include Veterinary medication, bedding, food, water and bowls. Ensure animals are wearing a collar and can be identified. If attending a relief centre, place animals in cages or on leads as they will be anxious and stressed, and you will need to make them feel secure and comfortable. Be prepared to set up your dogs in your car – bring a crate or cage.

If possible, leave your pets with friends or family who are in areas safe from flooding – this will be less stressful for them.

5. What to take if you need to evacuate

Have an emergency kit – make sure you have essential items on hand and the kit is in an easy to grab location. It should include:

  • Radio (battery-powered)
  • torches
  • A supply of batteries (multiple sizes)
  • Device chargers (solar-powered and standard)
  • mobile phone
  • Food – basic staples that don’t require heating or cooling
  • bottled water
  • Warm, waterproof clothing and comfortable shoes
  • Spare medication, prescriptions
  • A first aid kit
  • pet essentials
  • Cash and a printed copy of your Emergency Plan (RediPlan)
  • Sleeping bags and Pillows
  • Blow up mattresses
  • Things to keep kids occupied

Road Closures

Please check our Road Closures new post for the current road closures across Greater Shepparton.

Also, check out the VicRoads Closure Map for additional road closures around the state if you need to travel.

Remember, Stay Safe

  • Never drive, ride or walk through floodwater
  • Never allow children to play in or near floodwater
  • If evacuated, do not return until it is safe to do so.
  • Follow the advice of authorities (including any requests for evacuation)
  • Leave early before flooding occurs and go to family or friends on higher ground if you can
  • Contact family, neighbors and those you know are at risk to ensure they are aware of the situation and know what to do

stay safe