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Heavy rain hits far eastern Victoria

Tuesday January 29, 2013 - 08:03 EDT

Parts of far eastern Victoria are beginning to feel the brunt of the wild weather that has been moving down the coast from Queensland and New South Wales.

Areas of remote East Gippsland have had more than 100 millimetres of rain in the past 24 hours.

Sandy Cameron, 76, has been recording rainfall at Delicknora, north of Orbost, for almost 50 years.

She recorded 136 millimetres of rain yesterday.

She says farmers are moving stock away from the flooded Bonang River.

"I can remember in the 70s we had a storm of about four inches, [101 millimetres]" she said.

"This is the heaviest amount of rain I can remember for a good many years."


- ABC

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