FLOODS

Port Phillip is largely a flat, sandy suburb, located at the mouth of the Yarra River. Newspapers began reporting on floods in the area in 1839. Climate change has increased the frequency and intensity of flash floods in recent years, particularly during the summer months. Residents therefore need to be aware if their home is subject to flooding, how to best prepare, and what to do when and if it happens. PECAN has compiled the following information to help you prepare for a flood.

IS YOUR HOME IN A FLOOD AREA?

The Victoria State Emergency Service has published floodmaps for all Victorian regional and metropolitan areas.Below are links to the floodmaps for Port Phillip, surrounding suburbs, and places that are particularly flood prone like Elwood, Balaclava, St Kilda and South Melbourne.