Melbourne streets underwater as Victoria faces flood emergency | Weather | 9 News Australia

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Roads and suburbs just a few kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD are going underwater with the flooding Maribyrnong River set to peak later this morning.

Andrew Crisp, SES Emergency Management Commissioner, stated that they hoped that the river would recede despite its rapid rise.

However, it is important to remain alert.

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Residents living along Burton Crescent, Chifley Drive, and Clive Street in Maribyrnong were told to evacuate by dawn today, although the evacuation zone is rapidly expanding.

As rising waters .
force regions to evacuate other towns, many more are being evacuated throughout the state.
Residents of Rochester, Carisbrook and Seymour were ordered to leave. Some people living along the Seven Creeks and Goulburn rivers were also told to move to higher ground.

Residents in Seymour north of Melbourne who are still battling floodwaters have been advised that it is too late to flee. 3000 people have been urged to seek higher ground.

The Goulburn River is currently at record levels of 8.2 metres, higher than previous massive flooding in 1974.

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