Storm

Storms in Shepparton

Storms typically only last from a few minutes to a few hours. Warnings for storms are typically issues on the day of the storm and as short notice as half an hour. 

Property damage, fallen power lines and road hazards are the most common consequences of storms in the Greater Shepparton Region 

Common Events During a Storm

Preperation

Keeping your property clear of potential hazards are key to storm resilience. Properties that are prepare are less likely to face damage associated with storm events and the community are prepared for events such as power outages.

Things you can do today

Warnings

Greater Shepparton falls in the Northern Country Weather Region for the Bureau of Meteorology.

Before and during a storm event you can find information, advice and warnings from the following locations. 

Please note, that Shepparton Search and Rescue will not be a source of current information during a storm event, we are busy on the ground while experts from Emergency Management Victoria, Bureau of Meteorology and VIC SES asses the situation and provide warnings and updates via the media listed above.

When do storms Happen In The Shepparton Region

Strong winds are the most common type of weather event, and though can happen any time of the year are most likely to happen during Winter and Spring inline with Lowe Pressure systems

Most Serve Thunderstorm happen between October and April with the Most active Months being January followed be December and November. Consequently this is where you are most likely to see large hail. Though Thunderstorms can happen any time of the day they are most frequent in the early afternoon and evning.

Tornado's can happen any time of the year, typically Tornado's happen closer to the Murray river around Numurkah and north but have occurred in areas south such as Euroa and Benalla. 

When a storm is expected

Going over final checks when a storm warning has been issued is the next step.
This should only take a few minutes are reduces the risk of your property being damaged

Things to do before the storm

When a Storm becomes Severe

A Servere Thunderstom warning will be issues if one of the following are forcast along with a thunderstorm

A Severe Weather Warning will be issues if on the following are forecast and not directly caused by a thunderstorm or fire warning

A Very Dangerous Thunderstorm Warning will replace a Severe Thunderstorm warning when the following are forecast

During the storm

Storms typically only last a short time. Taking cover at home and waiting out the storm is the best thing you can do for you and your family. It also allows emergency service workers to navigate easier as we respond to storm damage.

Look out for and avoid

Storm Triage Priority

Emergency Management Victoria has defined the Triage Priorities during a storm in which we operate to. They as as followed

Information sourced from https://files-em.em.vic.gov.au/public/Doctrine/ManHand/VIC-EOpsHandbook.pdf

After a Storm

It is likely that there will require a clean up after a storm event. Though the immediate danger may have pasted there is still dangers present and you should be aware of.

You should also inspect your house for damage which including the following.

It is worth noting the Shepparton Search and Rescue as well as other Emergency services do not repair damage, our aim is make the situation safe. This may involve stating an area is unsafe and to avoid it until qualified personnel can tend to it, for example a damaged tree.

Damage to property should be resolved by either yourself, insurance or qualified personnel.

Shepparton Search and Rescue and Emergency Service's do not fund the repairs after storm events.

Things we can do

Things we wont Do

Contacts During a Storm

Power Outages

Powercor is responsible for power distribution in the region. 

Outage can be viewed on their website or by calling 

13 24 12 

https://powercor.com.au/power-outages-and-emergencies/live-outage-map/

Threat to life

Any threat to life call 000 immeditaly

Non life threating

Non life threating storm damage call the SES on 

132 500

Water Supply and Sewage

Goulburn Valley Water is responsible for water in the region.
You can view disruptions on their website or by call 

1800 454 500

https://www.gvwater.vic.gov.au/service-interruptions

VIC SES has published a Emergency Repones Plan to Storms which can be found here: North East (Hume) Region Emergency Response Plan Storm Sub Plan. They also provide information on Strom Preparedness here: https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/plan-and-stay-safe/emergencies/storm and here: https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/know-your-hazards/storm

Information from these sources we believe are of key interest to our community have been used to create the content on this page.