More than 65,000 homes were without power in Victoria on Saturday morning as the mop-up from the extraordinary floods, which have claimed the lives of two people, continued.
Moderate flooding is possible for Traralgon on Saturday and a severe weather warning was issued for Trentham, Blackwood, Daylesford and surrounds, with another severe weather warning issued for the Macedon Ranges due to damaging winds.
Traralgon Creek remains massively swollen, with rain and winds of up to 35 km/h predicted on Saturday after rain continued to fall overnight.
In Trentham, residents cannot drink tap water and are relying on bottled water distributed through a temporary relief centre set up at the Mechanics Hall.
This is Traralgon today.Posted by VICSES Greater Dandenong Unit on Thursday, June 10, 2021
SES crews responded to more than 7400 requests for help on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, as strong wind gusts and heavy rainfall battered the region.
The Greater Dandenong SES said on Friday night calls for help had finally slowed down and they had gotten their outstanding requests down to single digits.
“There has been a massive effort from our volunteers to get out to all our calls as fast as possible,” the unit posted on Facebook.
An evacuation warning was removed on Saturday morning for Traralgon, with watch and act flood warnings remaining across the region including around Sale, Morwell, Erica, and Yarra Junction to the west of Melbourne and Bacchus Marsh to the east.
Orange level watch and act warnings remained in place for much of southeast Victoria on Saturday morning, with an evacuate warning removed for Traralgon. Picture: Vic EmergencySource:Supplied
On Friday the body of a missing 20-year-old woman was discovered by search and rescue police, believed to be Nina Barake who tragically went missing from the town of Simpson on Wednesday.
Her body was found in floodwaters in Glenfyne, near Cobden, about 10.40am.