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Flood Community Update for Picola and Barmah

Publish Date: 07/10/2016

Effective Date: 07/10/16 10:40 AM
Expiry Date: 08/10/16 12:00 PM 

Local Information 

Major to Moderate flooding is occurring along the Murray River from Albury to Barham. 

The situation is being closely monitored and revised predictions will be issued if and when necessary.

Community Meetings 

Saturday 8th October at 12:00 Noon

Picola Hotel

Moran Street, Picola

Residents in the above areas are urged to attend and receive the latest information and advice from the emergency services. 

Road Safety 

  • Be aware of road hazards such as mud, debris and damaged roads or bridges
  • Do not travel through affected areas unless it is necessary
  • Drive slowly, obey all roadblocks and never drive through floodwater
  • For the latest list of road closures check or call 13 11 70 

Safety Information

  • Check your home or building for damage before you re-enter
  • If your home has been flooded, all electrical and gas appliances should be checked by a licensed technician before you use them
  • Dry out and clean buildings straight away
  • When cleaning up, wear strong boots, gloves and protective clothing and wash your hands and clothes regularly
  • Floodwater is dangerous - never drive, walk or ride through floodwater
  • Floodwater is toxic - never drive, walk or ride through floodwater

Health and Wellbeing Information

Counselling and support is available from the following organisations:


phone 13 11 14

Beyond Blue

phone 1300 224 636

Kids Helpline

phone 1800 551 800

SANE Australia

phone 1800 187 263

Emergency Contacts 

  • For flood or storm emergency assistance from SES call 132 500
  • For life-threatening emergencies call Triple Zero (000)

Additional Information

Road Closures:

phone 131 170

Weather Warnings and River Heights:

phone 1300 659 217

SES Information:

Recovery Information:

Issued By
Victoria State Emergency Service

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