Saturday, February 5, 2011

Update on the flooding overnight

The areas most severely affected included the area in the proximity to the Elwood Canal, Spenser St and Blessington St in St Kilda, Pier St in Port Melbourne, the southern end of Chapel St, Ferrars St near the market and near Albert Road and some parts of Canterbury Rd.
The intensity of the rain resulted in
  • flash flooding and water overflowing gutters and covering streets in low lying areas
  • some cars were stranded and will have been water damaged
  • a number of homes were inundated and lost power
  • some street signals ceased working and a number of roads were blocked

A coordination centre was set up at St Kilda Town Hall and Council officers have been working with the SES and the Police overnight.

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