Half of those calls were about flooding, and around 430 were about fallen trees.
The river level at Rochester is currently peaking about two centimetres below what had been predicted.
Mr Wilson commended the community’s proactive measures, including extensive sandbagging and preparations.
“There’s been a lot of sandbagging, a lot of preparation, so I think all of that has fallen into place to protect properties as best we can,” Wilson told ABC Radio Melbourne.
Residents are encouraged to stay vigilant as emergency services continue to monitor the situation and work towards ensuring the safety and well-being of the community.
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