Emerald told to evacuate now

Houses underwater just ouside of Emerald.
Houses underwater just ouside of Emerald.

EMERALD residents who's homes are located in the red shaded area of this map have been told to evacuate immediately.

The most recent update on the Central Highlands Regional Council website advises residents to evacuate immediately to the Town Hall.

A second map is available on the website showing where water may be present in the next 24 hours.

The map shows around 80 per cent of the town will be effected.

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