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OZ – Victoria situation deteriorates

Up to 100 homes near Victoria’s Traralgon Creek are facing flooding and residents have been told to evacuate.Rain is continuing to fall across the Gippsland region, where residents are bracing for major flooding.

The State Emergency Service upgraded its advice for the Traralgon catchment area overnight to a major flood warning and says rain will continue this morning.At least 114 milimetres of rain has been recorded in the catchment on Thursday.

Traralgon Creek exceeded the minor flood level of 3.5 metres overnight and is expected to reach the major flood level of 4.5 metres today. 

Authorities have been door-knocking affected homes in Traralgon and a relief centre has been opened.

Between 60 and 100 homes near the waterway could be directly impacted on by the rising water, while hundreds more could be left isolated.Flood warnings have also been issued for the Latrobe and Thomson Rivers.


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