Council is operating a Recovery Centre at Doug Lindsay Recreation Reserve in Creswick for people who have been displaced by the storm on Wednesday 5 January. COVID safety precautions are in place.
VicEmergency issued a severe thunderstorm warning for our region this week.
Storms led to flooding in our Shire including in and around Creswick and Clunes on Wednesday 5 January, with more thunderstorms predicted for Thursday 6 and Friday 7 January.
The heavy thunderstorms are expected to lead to heavy rainfall, damaging winds and large hailstones.
Please take care.
Protect yourself and your loved ones:
- Stay indoors and keep off the roads.
- Keep away from floodwater.
- Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
- Move your car under cover or away from trees.
- Don’t go near fallen power lines.
If you need emergency assistance call the SES on 132 500, or if lives are at risk phone 000.
Updates are available on the VicEmergency app or tune into ABC Ballarat on 107.9FM. Follow the Bureau of Meteorology at http://bit.ly/BOMvic.
Stay safe and take care.