Victoria prepares for further flooding

Victoria’s northeast continues to remain on flood alert.

According to forecasts, rainfalls of up to 80mm could pour in the region, which has until now already received 200mm of rain in the past week.

According to the State Emergency Service – Yarrawonga, Beechworth, Yackandandah, Myrtleford, Bright and Mt Beauty – are the areas of most concern.

The SES is preparing by mobilising personnel, equipment and about 30,000 sandbags into the region.

Reports suggest that about 30 people are trapped on Mt Buffalo after a landslide blocked the road out of the area yesterday afternoon. The region received 125mm of rain yesterday. The group remained in lodgings overnight and are expected to leave the mountain once the road is cleared today.

Tallygaroopna, north of Shepparton, was severely affected yesterday. Residents were told to prepare to evacuate as the channel to the east was overflowing into the township.

Also, a major flood warning for the Murray River upstream from Lake Hume, the Mitta Mitta River upstream of Dartmouth and the Snowy River in Gippsland is in place.

Some parts of the Victoria’s northeast exceeded their monthly average rainfall yesterday. However, the region is now preparing for another downpour tomorrow