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Victoria floods: Widespread rain and storms for central and eastern Australia

With more rain and flooding forecast over the next week, the Bureau of Meteorology is expecting renewed or prolonged river rises and flooding across flood affected areas.

Today, rain and thunderstorms are expected to spread across Queensland, large areas of inland NSW and eastern South Australia, with severe thunderstorms also likely.

Tomorrow, the Bureau says rain and widespread thunderstorms will move towards eastern Queensland, NSW, Victoria, and far eastern parts of South Australia. Severe thunderstorms are likely, especially across eastern Queensland, NSW and northern Victoria.

Rainfall totals of 25 to 50mm are likely across South Australia, Queensland, NSW, Tasmania, and Victoria this week, with 50 to 100mm expected in southern inland Queensland on and west of the ranges in NSW and northern Victoria.

Emergency evacuation warning are in place for parts of Echuca and Echuca Village. The community there has been rallying together to build a levy in a bid to help protect thousands of homes.

Flood – Emergency Warning for Echuca and Echuca Village . You should Evacuate Immediately. For more info: #vicfloods

— VICSES News (@vicsesnews) October 18, 2022

The Bureau of Meteorology expects the Murray River to exceed the major flood level of 94.4 metres above sea level by tomorrow.

The latest emergency warning advice can be found here. Road closures are in place across the state. Up to date listings and details can be found here.


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