Department of Health

Victoria responds to the flood emergency

28/10/22
A barrier is placed in front of a flooded road

Victoria is currently experiencing a flood emergency, and services are rallying together to support impacted communities.

Included in this response are our amazing healthcare workers and services who are working tirelessly to ensure continuity of care, and we can’t thank them enough.

Here are some of their stories. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see more.

Rochester and Elmore District Health Service 

Flood waters entirely engulfed the Rochester and Elmore District Health Service, now a disaster zone. Here’s how the service continued to serve the health needs of their community.

     

    Seymour Health

    On Thursday 13 October, Seymour was issued a major flood warning, and the staff at Seymour Health were put on evacuation alert.

      Shepparton Search and Rescue Squad

      The Shepparton Search and Rescue Squad have been serving the local community for over 50 years.

      During the floods they have been delivering vital medications by rescue boats to residents cut off by the flooding.

         

        Support and advice

        Health services in north and north-west VIC are impacted by floods and may be inaccessible or have reduced staffing. Visit Vic Emergency for the latest advice.

        Learn about how to look after yourself and your loved ones during a flood:

        Reviewed 03 November 2022

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