Victoria floods: 28 flood warnings, Flood rescue, Victoria SES callouts

Twenty-eight flood warnings remain in place on Wednesday morning including two urging residents to move to higher ground and one warning them of landslide risk in the area.

More than 1750 calls for help have been made to Victoria’s SES since Sunday as floodwaters inundated towns in regional and metropolitan parts of the state.

A man who saved a 74-year-old woman from floodwaters has detailed the incredible rescue effort after her car was swept more than 100m down a flooded road before sinking.

“I knew something had to be done,” Mitchell Smith told 9News on Tuesday.

“If it was my grandma in the car, I hope someone would do the same thing.”

He swam out into 2.7m deep floodwaters, where the woman was clinging to a tree and used a ratchet strap to secure her.

He then stayed with her in the water until emergency services arrived.

A 70 metre long landslide has occurred near Mount Dandenong Tourist Road in Ferny Creek, in Melbourne’s south.

Locals have been urged to be stay safe around area by avoiding damaged buildings, fallen trees and powerlines, blocked or damaged roads.

Residents of low-lying parts of Seymour were told to “evacuate immediately” at 9pm on Monday as flooding threatened to exceed the major peak of 1993 at 6.65m.

A “move to higher ground” warning remains in place in the region as Lake Eildon is releasing about 3000 megalitres of water a day.

The Goulburn River was expected to peak near 5.90 metres on Tuesday evening, with flooding above floor level of a single-story home still possible in some locations.

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