For all emergencies or life-threatening situations
Floods and storm damage to houses: call SES on 132 500
Road conditions: contact VicRoads on 131170 (24 hrs)
Storms can happen anywhere at anytime of the year and are the most frequent emergencies affecting Victorians. Storms can be accompanied by torrential rain, strong winds, large hailstones and lightning.
Riverine flooding occurs when rivers burst their banks, inundating surrounding low lying land.
Flash flooding usually occurs along creeks and drains which have small catchment areas and results in the rapid rise of floodwaters over a short period of time sometimes only minutes.
Victoria can and has experienced earthquakes, and it is possible for larger earthquakes to occur than have been previously recorded.
The coast of Victoria has been affected by tsunami before. The largest tsunami to affect Victoria in recent times occurred in May 1960 after a 9.5 magnitude earthquake in Chile.