SERVICE PROJECT: VIC ASSIST

In Response to: Catastrophic Flooding

Location: Trentham VIC 3458 (Regional Victoria) & Mooroolbark VIC 3138 (Metro Vic)

Active: 18th -20th June 2021 (Inclusive)

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Objective

Following severe weather events across the state of Victoria on the 9th – 12th June 2021, a number of areas in both Regional and Metro Vic have suffered extensive weather damage. Disaster Relief Australia (DRA)’s Melbourne DRT, is collaborating with a Veteran Centric rehabilitation charity in order to provide recovery and assistance.

The extensive storm front across Victoria contained winds up to 100km/h resulting in the The State Emergency Service (SES) receiving 6,500 calls for assistance. Rainfall up to 300 mm in 24 hours resulted in mass evacuations and deployment of state and local resources to provide recovery and assistance. Flooding and storm damage has seen 400 reports of building damage, and more than 160,000 homes and businesses without power for days.

Tasking

Taskings included:

  • Clearing of felled trees
  • Clearance of debris and material blocking transport and vehicle access routes
  • General clearance tasks on affected properties

News and Field Ops Reports

Melbourne Volunteers Out of Lockdown to Aid Devastated Dandenong

Following a wave of destruction left by a storm front across the state of Victoria, both regional and metropolitan areas have suffered extensive damage. The Dandenong Ranges have been the subject of disastrous weather causing extensive treefall resulting in property...

Melbourne DRA Volunteers band together to aid Horse Therapy Charity

Gippsland residents have been hit hard over recent years. Below average rainfalls, the Black Summer Bushfires of 2019-20 summer, the COVID-19 pandemic and most recently catastrophic flooding. The floods caused mass evacuations, downed trees, and collapsed power lines,...

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