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This Watch & Act message is for Iraak Island

  • It is still not safe to return.
  • The only access to Iraak Island (via Rudds Road) is currently closed. The road has been undermined by the conditions and its structural integrity cannot be guaranteed. As soon as it is safe, Mildura Rural City Council will inspect and repair the road.
  • The Murray River at Mildura Weir is currently at 35.27 and falling, below the minor flood level. 
  • This Watch and Act message replaces the Watch and Act issued at 3.47pm, 16 January 2023. 
It is not safe for people to return to Iraak Island.
What you should do:
  • Floodwater is dangerous - never enter floodwater.
  • People should remain vigilant near levees. Please do not walk or drive on any levee.
If you have not evacuated: 
  • You may be isolated by floodwater for a significant amount of time. 
  • Check you have enough food, drinking water and medications - if you do not, phone Triple Zero (000) for assistance. 
If you have evacuated:
  • Do not return to your home until a Safe to Return notification is issued. 
  • Register at a relief centre so that your friends, family and authorities can be informed that you are safe. Call (03) 5018 8100 or email: communityrelief@mildura.vic.gov.au
Impacts in your area: 
  • To protect your health, assume all floodwater is contaminated and avoid contact with polluted water and soil.
  • Snakes, spiders and rats may try to find shelter in your home, even if raised.
Flood waste disposal:
  • If your property or business was affected by flood water or had items such as trees and other debris left behind, you can dispose of this waste free-of-charge at the Mildura Landfill.
  • Mildura Landfill is the only facility licensed to accept asbestos waste. If you need to dispose of asbestos, bookings need to be made. For more information visit www.mildura.vic.gov.au/Services/Waste-Management/Asbestos-Soil-Disposal
  • Sandbags that come into contact with flood water are deemed to be contaminated and must be disposed of at the Mildura Landfill. There will be no charge for this.
  • Always wear gloves when handling used sandbags and other flood-related waste.
  • Make sure to separate clean and contaminated sandbags.
  • Sandbags that have NOT come into contact with flood water can either be emptied onto gardens, retained for future use, or taken to the Mildura Landfill, however there will be a charge if taken to landfill as this is not classified as flood waste.
Before taking your flood waste or contaminated sandbags to Mildura Landfill, call 5018 8100 and provide your details so that staff are ready to assist you when you arrive.
This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

The next update is expected by 30/01/2023 05:00 pm or as the situation changes. 

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.