Residents in a number of homes and businesses in Victoria’s north-east have been evacuated while more than a thousand properties are without power as rivers again swell to major flood levels. Residents who live in low-lying areas in Myrtleford have been urged to evacuate and seek refuge at a relief centre set up at the Myrtleford Senior Citizens Centre, after more than 70mm of rain fell in the area in past 24 hours.

In the nearby town of Tarrawingee, a man had to be rescued from his back of his truck after he became trapped in rising floodwaters earlier today. The man, in his 50s, was eventually handed a life jacket from emergency crews before being pulled to safety. READ MORE