A flood evacuation warning has been reissued for Traralgon in the Victoria’s Gippsland region, AAP reports.
Everyone near Traralgon Creek was told to evacuate early Friday afternoon.
“The challenge for our community in Traralgon is as the river recedes and the Princes Highway opens, we expect to see another 80-100mm of rain over the Traralgon Basin later throughout the night,” the SES chief of operations said. Wiebusch team.
“The advice we have is that it will result in renewed major floods.”
The previous flood warning for the Traralgon stream was lowered.
Tim Wiebusch said there are also major flood warnings for the Yarra and Thompson rivers, plus three moderate and eight minor warnings.
A weather front that brought cold temperatures to much of the east coast of the sea Victoria on Wednesday night.
He took one life and put two volunteers in the hospital.
SES Victoria had more than 7,400 requests for assistance, of which about 5,800 related to felled trees.
About 2,500 of these claims have yet to be resolved.
Wiebusch said more than 120,000 homes were still without electricity as of Friday afternoon, and 100 roads were still closed, including parts of Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd and the Maroondah highway near Melbourne.
A strong wind warning was also issued Friday for Gippsland Lakes and the east and central shores of Gippsland.
Those already in a safe place in Gippsland are urged to stay in place for the next 24 to 48 hours when most of the floods are expected to pass.
Authorities are urging locals not to drive through flood waters.
Two SES members were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following separate tree-related incidents.