The heavens opened on Tuesday night, dousing the region in over 12mm in the twelve hours from 9pm to 9am.
On Tuesday, just before the rain hit, the Bureau of Meteorology declared El Nina was in effect.
A Victorian SES spokesperson said its Horsham unit responded to three requests for assistance overnight, two flooding incidents in Horsham and building damage in Natimuk.
The southern side of the footpath at McLachlan Street is partially submerged heading towards Darlot Street.
The wet weather is set to continue tonight, with the Bureau of Meteorology issuing severe thunderstorm warnings for parts of the Wimmera, including Nhill and Kaniva.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
- If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and floodwater. Avoid travel if possible.
- Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees.
- Be aware - heat, fire or recent storms may make trees unstable and more likely to fall when it's windy or wet.
- Check that loose items, such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured. Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
- Stay indoors and away from windows.
- If outdoors, move to a safe place indoors. Stay away from trees, drains, gutters, creeks and waterways.
- Stay away from fallen powerlines - always assume they are live.
- Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks. Heavy rainfall may also increase the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
- Stay informed: Monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency website/app/hotline.
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