PHOTOS: Severe flooding in Victorian towns after ‘intense rainfall’
(Image: flooding in Mildura – Greg Williams)
Severe flooding has impacted several Victorian towns.
A staggering 80.2mm fell in Mildura in the 24 hours to 9am, while Malmsbury copped 56mm of rain, 49.6mm fell in Warracknabeal and 43.8 in Coldstream.
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SES duty officer Josh Gamble says they’re “busy right across the board”.
“In Mildura last night we had 50mm in 90 minutes which is quite significant for that end of the world,” he told Neil Mitchell.
Heavy falls hit Malmsbury, Kyneton and Gisborne early this morning, and are now tracking towards Warburton.
“That’s caused what we define as intense rainfall which can be potentially life-threatening in some scenarios and we’ve got flash flooding,” Mr Gamble says.
And the wild weather is far from over.
“This is sort of day two of the three day fronts that we’ve been discussing … today we’re expecting some more thunderstorms this afternoon and through to tomorrow,” Mr Gamble said.
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Image (below): Mildura – Greg Williams
Fallon Transport’s Mildura depot has been inundated (below).
Image (below): A Dromana campsite
Image (below): Storms in Mildura – Greg Williams
Image (below): Flooding in Wallan