Extraordinary footage shows car park in Traralgon, Victoria fill up with floodwaters in 15 minutes 

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If you live, work, or are holidaying in the Traralgon Creek area you should evacuate now.

Floodwaters are rapidly rising.

Anyone in these areas near Traralgon Creek strongly advised to evacuate:

Flooding is expected to impact Milton Court, Tennyson Street, Moonabeal Court, Booth Court, Whittakers Road between Shakespeare Street and Princes Street, Davidson Street from the Traralgon Creek to Peterkin Street, Willow Court, George Street, Berry Street, Peterkin Street, Munro Street between George Street and Peterkin Street, Couchs Lane. 

MAJOR FLOOD WARNINGS  

Latrobe River

Macalister River 

Thomson River 

Traralgon Creek

Yarra River

What you should do if you are in a major flood warning area:

Travel to a safe location. Options include:

The home of family or friends who live in a safe location, away from flooding.

A relief centre that has been opened at Traralgon Basketball Stadium, Garibaldi Street, Traralgon.

This centre has been set up to triage evacuees to determine whether or not ongoing assistance is required including accommodation.

Floodwater is toxic – never play or swim in floodwater.

Floodwater is dangerous – never drive, walk or ride through floodwater.

If floodwater enters your home or you become isolated, move to higher ground by stepping on top of tables, chairs, benches and beds.

When you leave remember to take your pets, mobile phone and medications.

If you are travelling by car:

Do not enter flooded areas. Turn around to find a safe alternative route.

For road closure information go to traffic.vicroads.vic.gov.au/ or call 131 170.

Floodwater is dangerous – never drive through floodwater.

If you stay:

If you choose to stay, emergency services may not be able to help you.

Shelter in the highest location possible.

This warning is current to 10/06/2021 12:40 pm. If you do not evacuate before this time, your property may be isolated or inundated and it may be too late to leave.

Impacts in your area:

Flooding above floor level of a single story home will occur.

Evacuating too late or choosing to remain in your home when recommended to evacuate is dangerous and may put your life at risk.

Areas near the affected location may lose services including power, water, sewerage and telephone due to flooding.

Evacuation of homes is required.

This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

MODERATE FLOOD WARNINGS

Goulburn River, Mitchell River 

FLOOD WATCH

Gippsland and parts of Northeast and central Victoria 

INITIAL MINOR FLOOD WARNING

Bunyip River, Dandenong Creek, Maribyrnong River, Werribee River 

Source: BOM



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Bourbiza Mohamed. Writer and Political Discourse Analysis.

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