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Victoria storms: Euroa, Myrtleford and Wangaratta prepare for major flooding as Melbourne is spared

Sunday December 3, 2017 - 14:59 EDT
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Kayakers taking advantage of the high water in the Yarra River at Dights Falls a day after heavy rainfall. - ABC licensed

Homes are under threat of inundation and isolation in north-east Victoria as some parts of the state had almost a summer's worth of rain in a day.

The townships of Euroa and Myrtleford were among the hardest hit, while Melbourne narrowly escaped the worst of Saturday's unpredictable weather.


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