9 Jan 2024

Victoria, Australia experiencing flooding after intense rain

From Morning Report, 8:24 am on 9 January 2024

Residents in rural Victoria are bracing for further flooding this morning as the Australian state is pummelled by record-breaking rain

Some areas have received three-months of rainfall in a 24-hour period.

The town of Rochester, which was almost wiped out by floods in 2022, is still under threat from floodwaters with homes expected to be affected.

Residents in Seymour, Yea and Bendigo were told to evacuate on Monday afternoon.

RNZ's Australian correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes spoke to Charlotte Cook from Melbourne.