Shepparton homes and businesses were still surrounded by floodwater yesterday, leaving some residents isolated and several properties inundated.KAITLIN THALS March 1, 2013 4:40am
Jacinta Hickey with a taxi rescued from flood water at Locksley Crt and King Richard Drv, Shepparton.
'Total road drainage failure' February 28, 2013
Floodwaters inundate Shepparton streets February 27, 2013
Shepparton homes and businesses were still surrounded by floodwater yesterday, leaving some residents isolated and several properties inundated.
Incident Control Point controller Chris Linehan said emergency services received 120 calls for assistance from early evening on Wednesday until mid-morning yesterday.
This was after Shepparton received a recorded rainfall of 57
Mr Linehan said residents in the north of town reported rainfall of up to 130
He said callouts included people stuck in cars, water damage in homes, general flooding and fallen tree removal.
He said four homes in Shepparton were inundated by floodwater as were numerous businesses in the north and north-east where flooding was at its worst.
Shepparton Christian College, Shepparton East Primary School and Lemnos Primary School were closed yesterday. None of the schools were inundated, but were inaccessible.
‘‘Basically there was lots of rain and rain not getting away, it was typical flash flooding and the system not being able to keep up with that in that time,’’ Mr Linehan said.
Mr Linehan said the flood became a regional response on Wednesday about 9
Shepparton Search and Rescue Squad and Echuca and Kyabram State Emergency Service worked in and around Shepparton on Wednesday night until yesterday afternoon.
Five crews worked until 2
Mr Linehan urged drivers to be sensitive to residents living in flood-affected streets.
‘‘One of the constant complaints we get is houses flooding by the drivers causing bow waves. People need to avoid that where possible,’’ he said.
‘‘For a number of people it’s quite scary.
‘‘They have water inches from their home and you’re making the water move up into there.
‘‘They are going from an okay position to having water in the home and wet carpets.’’
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