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Wet Start to the Month of May

It was quite a wet start to the month of May, with heavy rainfall lashing the North East and the Border.

Wangaratta recorded some flash flooding with more than 60 mm of rain on Friday and through to the weekend.

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The main road of Benalla was completely flooded, with the town recording about 85mm in a sudden burst of rain.

The Bureau of Meteorology Duty forecaster Peter Blake says Wangaratta recorded 65mm, Benalla 120mm, Bright 106mm, Whitlands 262mm, Eurobin 136mm, Porepunkah, 163mm and Strathbogie 120mm.

Police and emergency services are still warning residents not to drive or walk through flooded waters as it is very dangerous.

There were significantly high rises causing a moderate warning level for the King River, Kiewa River and Ovens River which have all been downgraded to minor.

Here are some pictures below:

King River at Moyhu

Three Mile Creek

Baker street,Wangaratta

Posted by Benalla Police Station


Here is a list of the current warnings.

The following Watches/Warnings are current:

Minor Flood Warning for the Bunyip River

Minor Flood Warning for the Kiewa River

Minor Flood Warning for the Latrobe River

Minor Flood Warning for the Ovens and King Rivers

Minor Flood Warning for the Yarra River and Watts River

More updates at Victoria Emergency

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