Strathbogie Shire Council

Tel: 1800 065 993

Floods and Storms

Floods and Storms can happen anywhere, at any time of the year. Severe storms can cause major damage. They may be accompanied by torrential rain, strong winds, large hailstones and lightning, which can cause flash flooding, unroof buildings and damage trees or power lines. Australia’s greatest costs, in terms of insured losses, are caused by storms.


You can also be indirectly affected by floods and storms even if your property is not damaged. If access roads are cut or you have no power or telephone, you need to know what to do - and where to turn for help.

The Victoria State Emergency Service is the control agency for flooding in Victoria, which means that they are responsible for planning for floods, and for managing flood response if they do occur.

Victoria has a long history of flooding, and is home to many flood-prone communities. Floods cost Victorians an average of $465 million every year, and can cause significant damage to homes, businesses and community infrastructure.An estimated 150,000 homes and businesses in Victoria have a one per cent chance of flooding each year, and it is very important that all Victorians are prepared for the possibility of flooding.



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