Following the deluge brought about by unseasonal rains in Victoria this year, the state’s regional communities were told to prepare for a “one-in-200-year” flood event.
Many of the locations affected such as Charlton, Donald, Rochester, Echuca, Kerang and The Great Ocean Road are serviced by Citywide’s dedicated VicRoads infrastructure team.
Citywide’s crews worked tirelessly alongside SES volunteers and residents making flood affected and water damaged roads safer. Over the past few weeks, Citywide staff undertook numerous road closures at over 20 locations, assisted with sandbagging operations, cleared landslips, rockslides, and fallen trees.
They even rescued stranded motorists, including towing an ambulance to safety when it became stuck in flood waters en-route to hospital. Luckily for the heart attack patient, the ambulance arrived at hospital not a minute too late.
While it is nowhere near as devastating as the Queensland situation, it is undoubtedly a major natural disaster for Victoria.
We thank our staff for courageously helping in Victoria’s time of need, and wish everyone in the flood ravaged communities a speedy recovery.