Flooding ousts van park residentsTuesday July 23, 2013 - 11:38 EST
Campers have been evacuated from a Wangaratta caravan park which was flooded after heavy rain over the weekend.
The Painters Island Caravan Park, on the banks on the Ovens River, will remain closed until at least the beginning of next week when it is hoped the water will have subsided.
The park's manager, Shane Downie, says the flooding took some by surprise.
"The water came in and unfortunately there was about four people we had to rescue out of cabins that the water came in too quickly and too deep for them to get out," he said.
He says he is hoping for clear skies for the rest of the week.
"So long as we get no rain by the end of the week we would hope that within five days we'll be able to get in there and get the water out of the park," he said.
© ABC 2013
More breaking news
Sub-zero conditions forced a Gippsland football match to be abandoned at the weekend, after four players were forced from the field with hypothermia.
Near-record warmth in northern Australia is coming to an end as cooler winds take temperatures back to the July norm.
Warm winter weather is causing worry for wine growers on southern Queensland's Granite Belt.