Man found dead in Victorian floodwaters
A man has been found dead in Victorian floodwaters after the state has been lashed with severe and destructive weather.A man's body has been found in flood waters in Victoria after a day of severe weather.
© Blake Bourne NEWS June 11, 2021. Damage to the Traralgon home of Tanya Lynch after the recent flooding in the Latrobe Valley. In Gippsland, anyone living, working or holidaying in the Traralgon Creek area was urged to evacuate today due to dangerous floodwaters.Photo byÂ BlakeÂ Bourne
Gippsland flood victim Brian Gilliland.On Thursday afternoon, a rescue teamrecovered 69-year-old Brian Gilliland’s body in the South Gippsland town of Woodside, about 70 kilometres from Traralgon . Members of the public reported a vehicle almost submerged in floodwaters .
Second person found dead in Victoria's floodwaters as Gippsland prepares for more rainA woman's body has been found in a vehicle in floodwaters southwest of Melbourne, marking the second fatality related to the wild weather that has lashed Victoria this week. Write Comment.
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Tanya Lynch returned to her Traralgon home on Friday to find the floors covered in a thick layer of brown sludge and debris.
"It was devastating," she said, looking at the watermark 30 centimetres high on the walls. "I didn't expect the mud."
By Friday afternoon, residents near the swollen Traralgon Creek were on edge again as they braced for another flood, with fresh evacuation notices issued for the area.
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As tens of thousands of customers in the state remained without power on Thursday night, the Bureau of Meteorology warned more rain would fall in Gippsland on Friday.While Friday's forecast 10-20mm of rain for the Gippsland region will be nothing like the the 270ml deluge that the region has endured, it will affect catchments that are already flooding.
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Ms Lynch's family had just minutes to raise whatever they could from the floor while water gushed in on Thursday morning. The family were rescued, along with their pet python and chihuahua, by search and rescue police in a boat that pulled into their front yard. © Blake Bourne NEWS June 11, 2021. Tanya Lynch surveys the damage to her Traralgon home after the recent flooding in the Latrobe Valley. In Gippsland, anyone living, working or holidaying in the Traralgon Creek area was urged to evacuate today due to dangerous floodwaters.Photo by Blake Bourne
As news of the new evacuation order filtered through the Gippsland town on Friday afternoon, dazed residents weren't sure what to do.
"At this point with the stress of getting out and everything I feel like I could just stay," one woman said. "I could be sorry later."
Body found in Victorian floodwaters in search for missing woman
Victoria Police believe the body is missing 20-year-old woman Nina, who disappeared from the rural town of Simpson on Wednesday. The 20-year-old left her Simpson home, between Colac and Port Campbell, about 8.20am on Wednesday and was due to arrive at work in Glenfyne half an hour later, but she never showed up."While the body is yet to be formally identified, police believe it is that of missing woman Nina, who went missing from Simpson on Wednesday," a Victoria Police statement read."The exact circumstances surrounding the woman's death are yet to be determined but police are not treating it as suspicious.
Flood waters are currently sitting above major flood level." Levels of the creek jumped from under 1 metre to 5.78 metres in the space of around 12 hours between 09 and 10 June 2021. Major flood level here is 4.80 metres.
Emergency services received thousands of calls for assistance, mostly for wind damage. Downed powers lines left more than 200,000 homes in the state without electricity. Victoria Police said that a person died in a vehicle submerged in flood water in Woodside, South Gippsland.
A man has been found dead in floodwaters as emergency services carried out dramatic rescues in Victoria's storm-lashed Gippsland region.
Police were called to Starlings Lane, Woodside, in eastern Victoria, about 1.45pm on Thursday when a member of the public alerted them to a vehicle almost submerged in floodwaters . Officers confirmed a man, possibly in his 60s, was with the vehicle. A rescue team recovered the body and investigating police will prepare a report for the coroner.
Fresh alerts were issued for Traralgon, Sale and part of the Yarra Ranges on Friday as more rain was forecast for the already-drenched catchments. © Blake Bourne NEWS June 11, 2021. Les Davidson sweeps water in the front yard of his Traralgon home after the recent flooding in the Latrobe Valley. In Gippsland, anyone living, working or holidaying in the Traralgon Creek area was urged to evacuate today due to dangerous floodwaters.Photo by Blake Bourne
The news came as the body of a second person was recovered from floodwaters, this time at Glenfyne in the state's south-west.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said search and rescue officers located a body, believed to be that of missing 20-year-old woman Nina Barake, in floodwaters about 10.40am. Ms Barake was last seen leaving her home in nearby Simpson in a white ute with her dogs on Wednesday.
Emergency services have received 8100 requests for assistance since Wednesday, 1900 of which are still active, and there have been 42 flood rescues over the past 24 hours.
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Gippsland and the Yarra Ranges were hit with rising flood levels overnight, with people in the Traralgon area subject to an evacuation order. Emergency services are surveying the damage, having predicted rising flood levels in the Yarra River at Yarra Glen, the Thomson River near Sale and Traralgon Creek near Traralgon.Anyone living, working or holidaying in the Traralgon Creek area was ordered to evacuate before nightfall on Friday.
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SES commander Jackson Bell said "this will be definitely one for the record books for us as a state.
"A majority of those which remain are for trees down, building damage and of course flooding," he said.
Commander Bell urges people in affected areas to be aware of power lines during the clean-up period.
"As people start to go back to their properties and cleaning up, keep clear of any foreign power lines because we know there are a number still potentially live," he said. © Blake Bourne NEWS June 11, 2021. Storm damage to the back yard of Les Davidson's Traralgon home after the recent flooding in the Latrobe Valley. In Gippsland, anyone living, working or holidaying in the Traralgon Creek area was urged to evacuate today due to dangerous floodwaters.Photo by Blake Bourne
AusNet spokeswoman Helena Lilley said more than 86,300 people were still without power on Friday afternoon.
"The worst-affected areas are Croydon, Lilydale, Leongatha and Mordialloc, but the list is very long," she said.
Residents in the Traralgon area were issued with a new evacuation alert at 12.40pm, ahead of major flooding possible overnight and Saturday morning.
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Victoria SES chief officer operations Tim Wiebusch said the onset of river flooding was causing real concern.
Emergency services doorknocked homes and relocated a caravan park in Sale, where the Thompson River was expected to impact the town on Friday evening.
On the outskirts of Melbourne, the Healesville-Yarra Glen Road was closed on Friday and the racecourse and 20 properties were expected to come under threat, Mr Wiebusch said. Flood warnings were downgraded to moderate on Friday evening. © Blake Bourne NEWS June 11, 2021. Traralgon Football Netball Club president Kevin Foley surveys the damage to the clubrooms from the recent floods. In Gippsland, anyone living, working or holidaying in the Traralgon Creek area was urged to evacuate today due to dangerous floodwaters. Photo by Blake Bourne
A major flood warning remained on Friday evening for Traralgon Creek. There was also a flood warning for Sale.
Mr Wiebusch said the biggest challenge on Friday was the Traralgon community because, while the river was receding and the Princes Highway had reopened, more rain was forecast.
That forecast includes 80 to 100 millimetres of rain set for the Traralgon catchments later on Friday and overnight, when major flooding is expected to return.
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Authorities fear more rain could flood a mine and limit the operation of the Yallourn power station. However, the state's Energy Minister Lily D'Ambrosio said the state's power supply would not be at risk. "Australia energy market has assured us if they are no threats to sufficient power," she told 3AW radio."So Victoria is going to have plenty of power."Ms D'Ambrosio said water levels in the area were concerning. "So all of the focus has been on trying to identify the issues of stability of the mine so that they can put in place engineering solutions.
© Blake Bourne NEWS June 11, 2021. A general view ofÂ storm damage to the Traralgon Football Netball clubrooms after the recent storms and flooding in Traralgon in the Latrobe Valley. In Gippsland, anyone living, working or holidaying in the Traralgon Creek area was urged to evacuate today due to dangerous floodwaters. Photo byÂ BlakeÂ Bourne
"It's been a tough few days for southern parts of Victoria including Gippsland, and unfortunately there's a lot more rain and wind to come," Bureau of Meteorology senior meteorologist Dean Narramore said on Friday afternoon.
"People can be waking up once again to flooded homes and communities, in the early hours of Saturday morning."
Mr Narramore said while the wind wouldn't be as strong as the 100km/h gusts seen on Wednesday night, strong wind on Friday night could cause more trees to fall.
The rain is expected to ease around lunchtime on Saturday.
Thirty homes have already been affected by floodwaters in Traralgon, in addition to homes in the Hazelwood and Maffra areas.
Traralgon resident Les Davidson has lost most of his possessions in the flood, including guitars, accordions and boxes of documents.
The floors of his house were also flooded when a semi-trailer drove past on Thursday morning, sending waves of brown water through the door.
Mr Davidson had tried to flag down the driver to rescue him from the rising water.
"He just looked at me," Mr Davidson said. "I wanted to get out of here. I was panicking."
He was eventually rescued by a fire truck and treated by paramedics.
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At the nearby football ground, the water poured into the clubrooms, picking up freezers and leaving them leaning against the wall.
Traralgon Football Netball Club president Kevin Foley said the flooding was the worst of four major floods he'd seen in 28 years.
Mr Foley watched a live security camera stream on Thursday as the water engulfed the field. It rose above the boundary fence and into the stands.
Electricity outages stopped some Victorian schools reopening on Friday, as coronavirus restrictions eased throughout the state.
Warrandyte High School and Anderson's Creek Primary School were both closed. The schools posted messages on their Facebook pages on Thursday night, saying they hoped to have electricity back on by Tuesday when students returned from the Queen's Birthday long weekend.
Lilydale High School principal Wendy Powson arrived at the school on Thursday to find it had no power and was strewn with fallen trees, including one which fell on a toilet block.
A new severe weather warning was issued from midnight Friday until 10am Saturday for west and south Gippsland and part of the central districts, amid a risk to the Yallourn coal mine site which temporarily halted operations because of flooding in the area.
"Earth Resources Regulation are currently working with emergency management agencies, the mine operator and WorkSafe to understand the risks involved," a State Control Centre spokesperson told The Age late Friday.
Two people have lost their lives in floodwaters in the past 24 hours.
On Thursday afternoon, a rescue team recovered 69-year-old Brian Gilliland's body in the South Gippsland town of Woodside, about 70 kilometres from Traralgon. Members of the public reported a vehicle almost submerged in floodwaters. The family of the father of four told Nine News "he was the kind of guy who would lend a hand and expected nothing back".
The body of Ms Barake was discovered in flood waters following a public plea for information after she failed to arrive at work on Wednesday.
Acting Premier James Merlino urged residents in flood-affected areas to pay attention to any warnings.
"It was quite extraordinary leaving home and driving through the Dandenongs this morning. Just massive trees across homes across the roads," Mr Merlino said.
"If there is an evacuation warning, please get out."
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Consumers Energy, another Michigan-based energy provider, reported 23,393 customers were affected by more than 500 outages as of Monday morning. The company said it had 158 crews in the field working to restore power. Like with DTE, Consumers Energy customers can visit the provider's website to report an outage or view the outage map. Customers can also sign up for alert messages on outage updates. The National Weather Service's Detroit post forecasted milder weather for Monday: mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies after the last of the early morning storms.