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Record rainfall has caused flooding in some parts of Victoria, with some residents under evacuation warnings.
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Record rainfall has caused flooding in some parts of Victoria, with some residents under evacuation warnings.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the town of Redesdale in central Victoria has recorded 117mm — a daily record for any month in the last 120 years.

Bendigo set a 90-year-record with 92mm of rain.

The town of Heathcote received three months’ worth of rain in 24 hours.

Record rainfall and flooding alerts in Victoria

Evacuation warnings are in place for parts of Rochester, Seymour and Yea. This afternoon, emergency services said it is too late to leave for some parts of Yea.

Emergency Management Commissioner Rick Nugent said in a press conference today that flooding at Shepparton and Wangaratta is expected in the middle of the week.

Nugent also added: “We can expect to see more rain across the state. It’s still raining now and will continue to do so as it moves east and north-east of the state.”

Authorities have warned people not to drive through flooded roads.

At least 38 people have been rescued and SES volunteers have responded to more than 1,200 calls for help.

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