Residents in Swan Hill, Victoria, are filling sandbags ahead of the arrival of a massive inland sea.
Record rains have already left huge parts of the northeast state of Queensland under water, killing 30 people and damaging or destroying 30,000 homes and businesses.
As the flood waters move across southeast Victoria state some residents of the small Victorian community of Murrabit West were urged to evacuate as water from the Murray River began spilling over the levees protecting the township.
Several hundred residents from three nearby communities were evacuated on Sunday.
9:40AM GMT 24 Jan 2011
Source: The Telegraph