The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a Severe Weather Warning for heavy rainfall and thunderstorms across Victoria for Friday and the weekend, 1 December to 3 December 2017.
These storms are expected to cause an unusual amount of rain that may lead to flash flooding in flood-prone areas. Flooding is possible for rivers and catchments around the metro area.
The Victorian State Emergency Service (SES) website contains flood information for Manningham.
Who To Contact For Help
Report blocked drains to Council on 9840 9333 (24 hour service), even out of hours. Do not try and clear it yourself. Extra staff will be available over the weekend to attend to your call. When severe flooding occurs, the State Emergency Service (SES) also provides assistance to residents. For emergency assistance please call the SES on 132 500.
For emergency information call the Vic Emergency Hotline on 1800 226 226. Callers who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment can contact the hotline via the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677. If you don't speak English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450.
Nurse on call on 1300 606 024
In extreme circumstances, telephone warnings might be sent to your landline or mobile phone using the Emergency Alert system.
Life threatening emergencies
Call 000 for Police, Fire or Ambulance
Download the Emergency+ app, it uses the GPS functionality of smart phones to help a Triple Zero (000) caller provide critical location details required to mobilise emergency services.
Monitor the situation
Social media: Vic Emergency Facebook or Vic Emergency Twitter or SES Twitter or BOM Twitter
Local flood warnings at Bureau of Meteorology
Department of Health and Human Services
Road closures: VicRoads. The Police can close roads during and after emergencies to prevent people entering a dangerous area or to preserve a crime scene.
Vic Emergency App
Radio and TV
ABC 774 AM, Eastern 98.1 FM, Plenty Valley 88.6 FM
Free View TV and Sky News TV
Listen for the Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS) alert followed by an urgent safety message
Report power outage
Services and Events Affected
A number of community events across Manningham have also been cancelled in anticipation of the bad weather. Please check with the service providers before attending.
The following events have been cancelled:
- Warrandyte Riverside Market, Saturday 2 December
- North East Link Community Drop In Session, Saturday 2 December at Heidelberg
- Park Orchards Community Carols, Sunday 3 December