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Australia Wild storms and flash-flooding hits Victoria

11:10  14 february  2020
11:10  14 february  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

SES receives more than 600 calls for help after Victoria hit by flash flooding

  SES receives more than 600 calls for help after Victoria hit by flash flooding Flash flooding hit most parts of the state overnight, running the state emergency service off its feet. The rain cooled down Melbourne but the humidity is due to stick around next week.The State Emergency Service (SES) received 606 calls for help in the 24 hours to 9:30am on Saturday after heavy rain hit Victoria.

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A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Victoria, with heavy rainfall and large hailstones set to pelt down.

The wild weather is forecast to wreak havoc until Sunday, causing flash-flooding in some parts of the state.

SES State Agency Commander David Baker said up to 60mm of rain could bucket down, increasing the risk for landslides and debris across roads, especially in fire-affected areas.

a car driving down a dirt road: Flash-flooding has hit parts of Melbourne. © Nine Flash-flooding has hit parts of Melbourne.

"It is forecast that slow moving storms will bring heavy rainfall with the potential for flash flooding across the state," Mr Baker said.

Northeast Victoria braces for storms

  Northeast Victoria braces for storms Victoria's northeast is expected to experience severe thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon, potentially bringing flash flooding.But authorities say that may not be all good news, posing the risk of landslides or debris strewn across the road.

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Severe thunderstorms have lashed parts of Victoria , including Melbourne’s east, with authorities warning flash flooding and large hailstones are likely. Thunderstorms were detected near Croydon, Ringwood, the area northwest of Werribee, KooWeeRup, Bacchus Marsh and St Andrews about

"Flash floods can happen quickly, without warning and it is important to never enter or drive through flood waters."

In the state's west, She Oaks recorded a mega 54mm of rainfall in just 50 minutes today.

a fenced in area: The wild weather is set to continue until Sunday. © Nine The wild weather is set to continue until Sunday. a man sitting on a bench next to a fence: A soccer pitch has turned into a swimming pool in Cranbourne. © Nine A soccer pitch has turned into a swimming pool in Cranbourne.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Michael Efron said western Victoria, including Melbourne's west, Geelong, Ballarat and the Macedon Ranges, were likely to be hit the hardest.

"Certainly with all this tropical moisture we will see some heavy rain in parts of the state," Mr Efron said.

"North-easterly winds are bringing that warm, moist air from the Queensland and NSW coast down to the Victorian region.

"It is a bit unusual to see this moisture persisting."

A top of 21 degrees has been forecast for tomorrow, with showers continuing until Sunday.

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