Valley largely spared in wet weather spell

THE Latrobe Valley was largely spared the wet weather which swept across the state early in the week.

According to the State Emergency Service, from 6pm on Monday to 8am on Tuesday, there were six requests for assistance, five units activated and 30 volunteers on duty in the Eastern Region.

There were two requests for assistance in Moe on Tuesday due to flooding and one tree hazard, while Morwell had one call for assistance to an ambulance due to a car accident.

As of 8am on Tuesday, Victoria SES received more than 870 requests for assistance since the start of the rainfall on Sunday, with more than 670 requests for assistance in the last 24 hours, with the heaviest impact in Ballarat and Castlemaine.

The Latrobe Valley received nearly 27mm of rain on Monday. Areas north of Melbourne were reportedly hardest hit.

The SES advises members of the community to listen to their local emergency broadcaster or visit the Bureau of Meteorology on

Current warnings and advice are available by visiting or by phoning the Flood Storm Information line on 1300 842 737.