Sources: news.sky.com 5th September 2010
More than 250 homes have been evacuated in the Australian state of Victoria as 200mm of rain fell in 24 hours. The heavy rainfall caused the worst flooding in the region for 15 years yet the water levels are not thought to have peaked yet. A further 40,000 homes are believed to have no power and the state government are preparing to evacuate more families from stricken areas. So far 50 army personnel have been called in to help with the situation.