The Victorian seaside town of Port Fairy is known for its water views, but residents were on Saturday dealing with more than they bargained for after the heaviest rain in a decade.
- The SES says more than 150 homes in south-west Victoria were at risk of flood damage
- The Moyne River, which runs through Port Fairy, has risen to almost four times its normal height
- Some south-western towns have received more rain in the past few days than in the past 12 months
There were fears that more than 150 homes in south-west Victoria could be flooded following a deluge of spring rain earlier this week.
Heavy weather swept across the state on Thursday and Friday, bringing more rain in hours than some parts had seen in the past 12 months.
Authorities warned the subsequent floods could do more damage than the 2010 floods that saw the Army called in to assist residents.
The Moyne River, which runs through Port Fairy, rose to nearly four-times its usual height, with muddy brown rainwater flooding paddocks, backyards and footpaths.