Watch and Act: Prepare to evacuate

Lui Zacher
March 17, 2023 / 6:18 pm

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VicEmergency is encouraging those located in the Eastern View Memorial Arch area to consider leaving early, or at least leave by 6am Saturday morning.

There is a bushfire north of Eastern View that, despite being under control, could flare up today with wind gusts between 60-70km/h forecast.

The bushfire could impact the are between 6:00am Saturday and 2:00pm Saturday.

Extreme fire danger rating has been declared for the region, along with a Total Fire Ban for the entire western-half of the state.

It is strongly recommended that you Prepare to Evacuate. 

What you should do: 

You should pack: 
  • Cash 
  • Clothing for three days 
  • Medicine for three days 
  • Phone and chargers 
  • Toiletries 
  • Important documents 
  • Momentos and photos 
  • Pet essentials, including leash and carriers. 
  • If possible, make sure your neighbours are aware of the situation and check if they need help. 
  • Check the VicRoads website for road closures.
  • Be aware of any road closures when you leave.   
You should leave when you are ready. Don’t wait to be told when to leave. 
Where to go: 
  • You can go to friends or family in a safer location.  
Impacts in your area: 

  • The bushfire is currently under control.
  • Embers can be carried by the wind over large distances ahead. 
This message was issued by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning

The next update is expected by 18/03/2023 03:50 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.