Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

People stranded by flooding at Shepparton

Thursday February 28, 2013 - 20:31 EDT
ABC image
Shepparton resident David Schier says hundreds of people are stranded by the flooding. - ABC

Flash flooding has left a number of people stranded at Shepparton, in the state's north.

The weather bureau says the city received 60 millimetres of rain, but there have been reports of isolated falls of up to 150 millimetres.

An aged care facility was evacuated after being flooded and the State Emergency Service (SES) was called to rescue 7 people trapped in cars that had driven through floodwaters.

Shepparton resident David Schier says houses near the Goulburn Valley Base Hospital are surrounded by a half a metre of water.

He says people cannot get out for work and children have been kept home from school.

The SES fielded more than 100 calls for help after 85 millimetres of rain fell at Mount Hotham, 75mm at Mount Buller and 60mm at Shepparton.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Cyclone preparations step up as tropical low expected to strengthen off north Queensland

12:53 EDT

Authorities are preparing for a potential cyclone that could hit the north Queensland coast in coming days, as the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) tracks a tropical low in the Coral Sea that is expected to strengthen.

Queensland cyclone threat update

11:30 EDT

It's looking more likely that a tropical cyclone will cross the Queensland coast in the coming days.

Tropical low drenches Port Hedland and surrounding cattle country

11:27 EDT

A slow-moving tropical low has drenched the WA mining town of Port Hedland, which has received more than 270 millimetres of rain this week.