Parts of Mildura told to evacuate as swollen Murray River rises

Rising floodwater has triggered an emergency alert for parts of Mildura, with people being told to evacuate immediately and that some homes will be inundated.

Vic Emergency advised anyone living on streets neighbouring Mildura Racecourse to evacuate, saying that roads in and out of the area were likely to be hit by deep floodwater, potentially isolating residents for weeks.

Others in low-lying areas of nearby Nichols Point and Bruces Bend were being told to prepare to evacuate on Wednesday afternoon.

That included people living on First Street, Bruces Bend, Keating Avenue, Billabong Road and…

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