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Flash-flooding in Shepparton and Rushworth

Published 28/02/2013

Heavy rains led to flash flooding in Shepparton and Rushworth on Wednesday night, with over 140 calls for help made to Victoria State Emergency Service (SES).

Fifty millimetres of rain fell on Shepparton from 4pm and 90 people called for assistance. Most requests related to flooding or building damage. Three buildings were inundated, including a supermarket.

In Rushworth, SES received 13 calls for assistance with six houses and six business inundated, again including a supermarket. An aged care facility was evacuated following damage to its roof caused by the winds.

Notably, SES volunteers rescued the occupants of four vehicles who had been trapped by floodwater.

Vehicles entering floodwater is the biggest killer of adults in flood. Never drive, walk, ride or play in floodwater.

See the map below for more details on vehicles stranded in Shepparton during flash flooding.


View Shepparton trapped vehicle rescues - February 2013 in a larger map