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This Advice message is being issued for Walhalla, Baw Baw, Jericho, Swingler, Thomson.



There is currently no threat to you, but you should stay informed and monitor conditions.

For information about other warnings in the area, please visit the VicEmergency website or app.





What you should do: 
  • Monitor changes to the situation. Increased wind speed, change in wind       direction, smoke or poor visibility can indicate the situation is changing.
  • Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond.
  • Review your fire survival plan.
  • If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes. Go    to: http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare/before-and-during-a-fire/
Impacts in your area: 

Road closures
  • Thomson Valley Road from Thomson Dam Access Road will remain closed to all traffic 
  • Walhalla Road between Thomson Dam Access Road and Cricket Ground Track (unsealed section) will remain closed to all traffic.

Other Impacts
  • Baw Baw Alpine Village is open
  • Walhalla Road at Walhalla-Tyers Road is open
  • Smoke may be visible from nearby communities and roads 
  • Check the VicTraffic website (traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/) 
This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning.

The next update is expected by 12/02/2019 11:00 am or as the situation changes.

For more information on preparing for bushfires visit: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/plan-prepare.

If you can 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.
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 cannot smell smoke you are not likely to be exposed to smoke and it will therefore not affect you.

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.