Victorian residents fled from their homes as flood waters threatened to inundate their home towns.

More than 1,000 of the northern Victorian town of Kerang residents moved to a nearby evacuation centre, as water breached sections of a nearby levee.

The evacuation warning was issued by the State Emergency Service (SES)

Blow-up doll fails as flotation device on flood-swollen river

Residents were also evacuated from Nick Cave’s home town of Warracknabeal, as waters rose to the highest level in 100 years and floodwaters cut the Victorian town of Horsham in two on Tuesday when the Wimmera burst its banks.

Yesterday police recovered the body of an 8-year-old boy who was drowned in the flood-ravaged town of Shepparton.
3,500 people are believed to have fled their homes across Victoria with 58 town and 1,500 properties affected by the rising waters.

The flood warnings in Victoria come us the Queensland mops up after catastrophic flooding which inundated two-thirds of the state and  left 30 people dead.

Queensland Flood Relief Appeal

The floods are believed to be Australia’s most expensive natural disaster and Prime Minister Julia Gillard has pledged to help rebuild devastated infrastructure.