An uninjured female has been rescued after her residence was washed away in the course of a flash flood in Victoria’s north east late yesterday.
Law enforcement said the property on the Wonderful Alpine Highway, at Ovens, in between Brilliant and Myrtleford, was old and had vegetation and trees removed lately, making it susceptible.
The area was hit by a lot more than 50 millimetres of rain in an hour late Tuesday afternoon, causing a landslide.
A number of other homes will be checked these days.
The Condition Unexpected emergency Support said it responded to about one hundred phone calls for assist following the rain fell.
Storms also brought down trees and broken buildings.
Meanwhile, firefighters have urged house house owners to check for any smouldering fires which might have been commenced by lightning strikes.
CFA main officer Joe Buffone stated about two hundred fires have been reported yesterday and smouldering debris could lead to problems later on in the week.
“We’re inquiring folks to get out in their paddocks and just have a search if there are any lightning strikes that are smouldering absent and to aid us by extinguishing so if we do get any weather conditions finding up afterwards in the week that they do not turn out to be larger fires,” he explained.
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