Vic­to­ria flood warn­ings re­main af­ter heavy rain

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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.

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