Rochester's first flood guide is set to arrive in mailboxes this week.RUTH CLAYTON February 22, 2013 4:33am
Rochester’s first flood guide is being delivered to homes this week, two years after the worst flood in the town’s history. Created by Victoria SES, Campaspe Shire and the North Central Catchment Management Authority, the Rochester Local Flood Guide aims to assist the community prepare itself.
The guide, mailed out to residents from yesterday, provides information on how flooding works and how it has impacted the community in the past, as well as the types of warnings residents can expect both before and during a flood.
Readers will learn how they can prepare an emergency kit and plan, what to do before and after a flood, and who they can contact for assistance and information.
SES community resilience co-ordinator Jemma Nesbit-Sackville said the guide included specific, local information that would prove invaluable both before and during an emergency.
‘‘Our experience shows that people who are prepared for flooding suffer fewer ill effects and bounce back more quickly,’’ she said.
Rochester SES unit controller Judith Gledhill said preparation and forward-thinking were necessary in the event of another flood.
‘‘SES volunteers work tirelessly to support the Rochester community in any emergency, but we can’t be everywhere,’’ she said.
‘‘We don’t have a lot of time when Rochester is threatened by flood, so it’s vital that everyone is properly prepared for the worst, and the best way to do that is by reading your Local Flood Guide and seeking out emergency information.
‘‘Having a plan is vital.’’
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