This message was issued
by Forest Fire Management Victoria
Unless the situation changes, notifications for this area will begin to decrease.
to conditions and obey speed restriction signage.
aware of increased wildlife on the roads.
continue to identify and treat dangerous trees along roadsides to ensure
they are safe for travel.
your safety and the safety of our contractors and firefighters, please
take care when driving along roads as work continues.
The following main roads are now open:
Highway (A1) from Orbost to NSW Border
- Monaro Highway from Cann River to
the NSW Border
- Genoa-Mallacoota Road.
Road is accessible by residents and permit holders from Orbost through to
all other local roads please ensure you check the VicTraffic
website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) or call 13 11 70 before you travel.
and rainfall may affect trees that have been impacted by heat or fire and are
more likely to be unstable and more likely to fall.
areas of fire affected trees, particularly during windy conditions.
flooding may occur in burnt areas where there are less trees and plants as
the soil is less able to absorb water, so continuous rainfall can lead to flash
waterways in fire effected areas during storms and heavy rain.
can have long-lasting impact on the natural environment, the loss of
plants and vegetation can make the ground soft and heavy with rainfall,
leading to a greater risk of landslides.
changes to the landscape around you. Water runoff may be different to
report a landslide call the SES - 132 500
- Bushfire affected residents seeking emergency water relief should
contact South East Water on 131 851.
- Residents in bushfire affected areas who are without drinking and
domestic water supply due to tank contamination now have a single point of
contact to call for assistance.
- South East Water will be a ‘one-stop-shop’ as the initial contact point
for bushfire affected residents who need emergency relief water, as well as
coordinating the delivery of water across affected areas.
- Do not enter waterways if water looks discoloured or for up to 48 hours after heavy rainfall.
- 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 cannot smell smoke you are not likely to be exposed
to smoke and it will therefore not affect you.
Information on financial
assistance, drinking water, power, livestock and health
can be found
on the East Gippsland Shire Council website: East Gippsland Shire Council
Use multiple sources to stay informed:
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.