Heavy showers, strong winds and flash flooding have smacked Victoria even as a highly intense weather system extends south from NSW.
Various parts of Gippsland have been witnessing heavy flooding as the gauge at Balook hit 171mm and 142mm at Mt Tassie from 9am yesterday.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has put in place a new severe weather warning for the two areas today.
Parts of Mallacoota situated East of Gippsland have experienced a power outage after an electricity pole fell; this is the same town that bore the brunt of the catastrophic bushfires of 2019-2020.
Over 1000 locals have been affected by the blackout.
The State Emergency Service (SES) informed Storm Assist that volunteers had received 149 calls from residents needing help in the 24 hours between 3.40pm yesterday and 3.40pm today.
97 of the overall callouts were from Eastern Victoria.
A SES spokeswoman noted that the state-wide aggregate involved 97 fallen trees, 21 damaged buildings and 11 callouts relating to floods.
In the eastern region, 73 trees were down, 11 buildings seriously damaged, 9 callouts related to floods while two involved road rescues.
The eastern parts of Victoria were the busiest with Yarram unit having 26 rescue jobs, 13 at the Foster unit, 12 at Morwell and 10 at Mallacoota unit.
The Wilsons Promontory and Strzelecki Ranges are estimated to have recorded a whooping 200mm of rainfall even as the Otways are forecast to record 100 to 150 millimetres.
Yarram situated southeast of Gippsland region has already received around 171mm of rainfall as paddocks get flooded and riverbeds overflow.
The wet weather is expected to continue through to Wednesday before spreading to the Bass Strait.
Yesterday the BOM Senior Meteorologist Richard Russell noted that the low-pressure system emanating from NSW was capable of generating gusts of 100 to 110km/h.
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