Residents in Northern Victoria face a nervous wait, with flood waters expected to peak tomorrow.
More than 300 properties have been affected so far, with another 280 at risk at Shepparton, Wangaratta and Horsham.
Amy Schostakowski reports.
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The flood-stricken town of Shepparton is expected to be inundated by waters in the next few days.
Anxious residents are being threatened by three surrounding rivers, two of which are yet to peak.
The Goulburn River is predicted to rise to 11.1 metres, after Broken River reached 8.1 metres last night.
Cr Geoff Dobson, Greater Shepparton Mayor: “The trick about this is we’ve got three rivers converging altogether, we’ve got to have the three of them sort of peaking at different times, now that really is happening.”
The Army has been called in to lend the SES a hand, sandbagging crucial infrastructure.
Fifty soldiers door-knocked more than 500 houses last night evacuating residents in Wangaratta amid fears that the Wilson Road Levee will break.
The Wimmera River peaked at Horsham with minimal damage after threatening 50 homes.
The SES has warned rivers are expected to remain at a peak for up to 34 hours, forcing residents out of their homes for the next three to four days.
But the danger is far from over, with more rain predicted for the end of the week.
Amy Schostakowski, QUT News.