16th October 09:00 AM
Victoria's State Emergency Service received more than 1,500 calls for help
By Dhanjay Deo
Saturday 02/12/2017
Victoria in Melbourne, Australia

Victoria's State Emergency Service has received more than 1,500 calls for help as heavy rain continues to fall across much of the state and authorities prepare for possible evacuations in the north‑east.

Australia’s Weather Bureau says this system could bring three months' of rain in three days, with another 150 millimetres forecast to fall in some areas.

While the threat has eased somewhat in Melbourne, emergency workers are paying particular attention to the north‑east ranges, where significant flooding is expected and warnings have been issued for the Ovens and King rivers.

People have been advised to prepare to evacuate low‑lying areas.

People in Harris Lane and Wallace Drive on the Buckland River were also issued a prepare‑to‑evacuate notice.

A major flood warning is in place for the Seven Creeks and Castles Creek.

Parts of Melbourne experienced flash flooding yesterday when 40mm of rain fell in places.

Source: ABC


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