Howling winds surging floods sprung on Vic

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F Victoria’s worst flooding in 15 years has left hundreds of homes inundated, whilst lashing winds and heavy downpours have unleashed damage on neighbouring states.Northeastern Victoria was the region most severely affected by the wild weather, though floods continued to threaten state-wide after 200mm of rain was experienced in some areas over the weekend, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.Victorian Premier John Brumby said that more towns faced being flooded in the coming days, further to the 250 homes that were already flooded in the state’s northeast and central areas. “We expect the number of (affected) houses to increase, particularly in the west of the state and running up to Goulburn again through the northeast tonight and tomorrow. So, it could be hundreds more that are affected,” Mr Brumby said on Sunday. Authorities have responded with an extra 150 police sent to flood-hit areas and 50 Defence Force personnel to be deployed to the Shepparton area today. The action comes in the wake of 40,000 Victorians being left without power.”The callouts to the SES have been quite dramatic over the last 12 hours, in particular, with one call, I think, every 15 seconds going to the SES – in total about 2000 calls,” Mr Brumby said.Victoria’s neighbouring states and territory also experienced wild weather over the weekend.NSW was affected by a windstorm early on Sunday that brought down trees and powerlines, damaged roofs and cut power to tens of thousands of homes on the south coast, the Herald reported.In South Australia, Adelaide received near its monthly average rainfall for September in its first week, as emergency crews worked hard to field thousands of calls.Canberra received a 26mm dump of rain in the 24 hours ending 9am (AEST) on Sunday – more than its entire recorded downfall for the month of August.last_img read more