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Southern Australia on high alert after floods

Towns in Australia remain on high alert as flood waters continue to rise.

Emergency crews across the state of Victoria in southern Australia were mopping up damage as flood waters continue to rise, after fierce storms.

Residents of at least two southeastern towns fled their homes due to rising floodwaters.

In Wangaratta, northeast Victoria, fast-moving muddy water flowed through streets and buildings after the Ovens and King rivers overflowed.