Victoria flood warnings remain after heavy rain
Flood warnings are in place for much of Victoria after heavy rain on Friday and overnight, as the clean-up continues in the state’s west after homes were flooded. The State Emergency Service (SES) has received 150 calls for help since the heavy rain moved across the state on Friday morning. About 20 properties, including homes and shops, were affected by flooding at Coleraine in Victoria’s west.
In the north-east, flood warnings are in place for areas near the King and Ovens rivers, along with Gippsland in the east. Major flooding was occurring along the Glenelg River, which was expected to rise at Casterton last night and could put homes at risk. The football ground at Casterton is flooded. A community meeting was to be held in the town at 2:30pm. More than 60 millimetres has fallen in parts of Victoria’s south-west, while up to 60mm has been recorded in the north-east. Melbourne received more than 10mm of rain overnight. ABC
Floods at Coleraine in Victoria’s south-west caused damage to 20 properties.