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Hundreds in Australia evacuated due to floods

Updated on: 09 January,2024 06:08 AM IST  |  Melbourne
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Authorities told residents and tourists to leave immediately as floodwaters rose to dangerous levels.

Hundreds in Australia evacuated due to floods

Authorities said they received almost 1,000 calls for help. Pic/X

Hundreds of people were ordered to evacuate their homes on Monday after flooding inundated parts of Victoria state, as wild weather continues to batter Australia’s southeast. The issue was ordered for badly hit areas in the small towns of Seymour and Yea, about 70 miles north of Melbourne. Authorities told residents and tourists to leave immediately as floodwaters rose to dangerous levels.


Multiple flood and thunderstorm warnings were in place across Victoria with the deluge filling streets with water. Authorities rescued 38 people from flooding and almost 1,000 calls were made for help, Victoria State of Emergency Services said. There are reports of contamination in the local water supply system.


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