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ENDLESS RAIN DUMPS MORE THAN 50MM ON ECHUCA-MOAMA IN A DAY

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April 21, 2017

Echuca-Moama’s central business precinct was in chaos as flooded streets forced traffic into a few exits. Photo: Luke Hemer

Echuca-Moama’s central business precinct was in chaos as flooded streets forced traffic into a few exits. Photo: Luke Hemer

Water comes dangerously close to a Nish St business in Echuca.

Flooding at the corner of Bowen St and Goulburn Rd.

Flooding on Pakenham St, Echuca out the front of Let's Do Coffee.

Police block off Mundarra Rd earlier today due to flooding.

Flooding on High St, Echuca. Photo: Luke Hemer

Flooding on the Northern Hwy. Photo: Luke Hemer

Water has inundated Sturt St, Echuca.

Flooding in Sturt St, Echuca.

Flooding on Pakenham St, Echuca out the front of Let's Do Coffee.

Flooding on Pakenham St, Echuca out the front of Let's Do Coffee.

Flooding on Pakenham St, Echuca out the front of Let's Do Coffee.

Echuca-Moama’s central business precinct was in chaos as flooded streets forced traffic into a few exits. Photo: Luke Hemer

Echuca-Moama’s central business precinct was in chaos as flooded streets forced traffic into a few exits. Photo: Luke Hemer

Echuca-Moama’s central business precinct was in chaos as flooded streets forced traffic into a few exits. Photo: Luke Hemer

Echuca-Moama’s central business precinct was in chaos as flooded streets forced traffic into a few exits. Photo: Luke Hemer

Echuca-Moama’s central business precinct was in chaos as flooded streets forced traffic into a few exits. Photo: Luke Hemer

Echuca-Moama’s central business precinct was in chaos as flooded streets forced traffic into a few exits. Photo: Luke Hemer

Echuca-Moama’s central business precinct was in chaos as flooded streets forced traffic into a few exits. Photo: Luke Hemer

UPDATE 6.20pm:

Echuca-Moama’s central business precinct is in chaos tonight as flooded streets force traffic into a few exits.

Police have had to place cars with flashing lights at some of the most affected intersections to keep drivers out of the water.


In Nish St some staff in shops are stranded as water laps at doors – people inside the Trophy Man shop are posting pictures saying they are stuck.

Other people are seen with shoes in hand and pants rolled up wading across streets to parked cars.


More to come.

EARLIER: 

VIC Emergency has received calls for flood assistance in Echuca.

Police have blocked off Sturt St and building damage has also been reported near the Murray Valley Hwy roundabout.



According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the Echuca Aerodrome has received 25mm, while Kyabram has recorded 38.8mm.

Today's forecast says rain will be easing for Echuca this afternoon.

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