Shocked residents are watching on because the Maribyrnong River shortly rises and flows onto close by properties within the suburb of Maribyrnong.
Dozens of houses and vehicles on the suburban streets between Raleigh Street and Hillside Crescent have been submerged, with folks kayaking gadgets to security or hauling belongings by way of floodwaters in gumboots.
Jane Clifton, a well known actor who lives on Duffy Avenue, has been outdoors since 5.30am after spending the evening in a panic placing valuable gadgets on the second flooring of her house.
“I didn’t actually sleep, I slept in my garments, as a result of I believed this would possibly occur at evening,” Clifton stated.
Clifton’s associate continues to be in the home, about 50 metres from the river, regardless of the primary flooring being flooded.
The river, which pulls from the Macedon Ranges, is flowing at an unbelievable pace and rise to risen to three.6 metres by 8am.
“We’ve lived right here since 1997 so we all the time knew this present day would come,” Clifton stated.
One other resident, Chloe Quinlivan, lives greater up however is horrified on the pace the flooding had unfold.
“There was a brick on the road and got here again about 10 minutes later and it’s risen possibly two metres,” Quinlivan stated.
“It’s simply so scary and overwhelming. Vehicles are underwater.”