Localised storms on Tuesday caused some roads to flood in Echuca-Moama but completely missed other areas.RENEE THOMPSON March 7, 2014 4:02am
Heavy rainfall in Echuca-Moama on Tuesday afternoon only made a dint in official readings.
Echuca officially received 7mm of rain in the 24 hours up until 3pm on Wednesday according to Bureau of Meteorology figures, despite heavy rainfall which flooded some streets.
BOM duty forecaster Richard Carylon said localised storm activity caused varying amounts of rain to fall in the area, with nearby Kyabram recording 27mm.
‘‘Tuesday’s rainfall was fairly localised, with falls of about 10-30mm recorded in different parts of the state,’’ he said.
A post on the Riverine Herald’s Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon about heavy rain causing roads to flood in Echuca-Moama highlighted how much rainfall varied across the district.
People in Echuca West, Kyabram, Nanneella, Elmore, Torrumbarry and Mathoura indicated they had little to no rainfall, while others reported up to 40mm in backyard gauges.
Moama resident Laura Buckley said her farm copped a barrage of rain and wind on Tuesday afternoon, causing damage to windows, sheds and fences.
‘‘We really thought it was like a mini-cyclone,’’ she said.
‘‘We ran inside it was that bad. We had stuff thrown all around the paddock, yard.
‘‘Within five minutes we had an inch of water across our property.’’
Mr Carylon said the bureau was aware there might be discrepancies between official and unofficial rain reports, especially with localised storms.
‘‘We know you can get large falls between gauges,’’ he said.
Street Rider Night Bus signs have been placed in Shepparton’s central business district to encourage people to use the service that has been cruising along for more than five years.
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
The Echuca construction team behind Junction Moama has taken out one of the top honours at a regional building awards ceremony.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
About 7600 residents served by Goulburn Valley Water are affected by a boil-water advisory.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
A beauty pamper day has raised a whopping $18k to assist local lady Terri Bevan with her ongoing medical costs associated with her brain tumour
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
Cross-border rivals Cobram and Barooga football netball clubs will contest the 38th Cobram Courier Shield this weekend.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The G-MW Murray gravity irrigation system has received 35 per cent and the Goulburn system 42 per cent of allocation from July 1.
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