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This Advice message is being issued for Bendoc, Bendoc North, Bendoc Upper, Bonang, Buldah, Cabanandra, Club Terrace, Combienbar, Deddick Valley, Delegate River, Dellicknora, Errinundra, Goongerah, Haydens Bog, Nurran, Roaring Camp, Tubbut, Yalmy.

***This Advice message replaces the Advice message issued at 11:13am Sunday 12th January.***

  • There are bushfires in the Bendoc area of Far East Gippsland.
  • The Incident Control team are planning on undertaking controlled burns in the area to provide fuel reduced areas to assist in protecting assets.
  • If the weather allows the controlled burns to proceed safely then there will be smoke visible in the area.
  • For further information read the latest Far East Gippsland Community Newsletter published today 14th January.
There is currently no threat to you, but you should plan for what you will do if the situation changes. 

You should remain vigilant.
What you should do: 
  • Monitor warnings so you can act quickly if the situation changes.
Impacts in your area: 
  • Firefighters and the ADF are working to make roads safe prior to reopening.
  • There is significant smoke across East Gippsland which will impact heath and visibility.
  • Your tank water supply may become contaminated with debris, ash soot, fire retardant or dead animals.  Make sure it is properly sealed and disconnected from down pipes.  
  • Check the VicTraffic website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) or call 13 11 70 for road closures.
  • Register Find Unite People who live in the affected communities are encouraged to register with the Red Cross at Register.Find.Reunite even if you have left the area. https://register.redcross.org.au/ or by calling 1800 727 077.    
  •  For information on health services status and availability in impacted areas visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au/relief   
  • East Gippsland Shire Council Bushfire Information available here: https://www.eastgippsland.vic.gov.au/Bushfire_information   
  •  Bushfire affected residents seeking emergency water relief should contact South East Water on 131 851.
This message was issued by Forest Fire Management Victoria.

The next update is expected by 15/01/2020 11:50 am or as the situation changes.

Health information:
  • If you need medical advice for burns or exposure to smoke, seek medical advice or call Nurse on Call on 1300 606 024.
  • Anyone experiencing wheezing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing should call Triple Zero (000).
If you can see or smell smoke, please note: 
  • Smoke can affect people's health.
  • People with heart or lung conditions (including asthma), children, pregnant women and older people are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke.
  • People with existing heart or lung conditions (including asthma) should follow the treatment plan advised by the doctor.
Use multiple sources to stay informed: 
Accessibility:
The following services can help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency.
  • To access this information in other languages call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to call VicEmergency Hotline.
  • If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask them to call the VicEmergency Hotline.