Her body was found in floodwaters in Glenfyne, near Cobden, about 10.40am.
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On Thursday a man was found dead inside his car, which was almost submerged in floodwaters in the south Gippsland town of Woodside.
The Victorian government has reminded residents to stay out of floodwaters, with the risk of diseases including gastrointestinal infections and hepatitis A as well as the dangers of water being deeper and faster-flowing than it appears.
A tree held up by power lines hangs over a car in Mt Evelyn on Thursday. Picture: NCA NewsWire / David CroslingSource:News Corp Australia
Ryan Warren inspects damage to his ute on Thursday at Mt Evelyn. Picture: NCA NewsWire / David CroslingSource:News Corp Australia
RETURNING TO YOUR PROPERTY AFTER A FLOOD
- Gas or electricity supplies on your property may be damaged – these hazards need to be confirmed safe by a qualified electrician or plumber.
- The structural integrity of your home and structures may be affected – this needs to be declared safe by a qualified building surveyor.
- If gas has collected inside buildings, do not smoke or use matches, lighters or other open flames. If possible, use flashlights or other battery-operated lights instead of candles.
- Mosquitoes can breed rapidly and become a nuisance. Mosquitoes also transmit mosquito-borne diseases – cover your skin with light coloured clothing with long sleeves and pants. Use insect repellent containing DEET or picaridin on all exposed skin.
- Be careful of wild animals including rodents, snakes or spiders which may be trapped in and around your home. Cuts from broken glass and debris are also a problem. Always wear sturdy waterproof boots and rubber or leather gloves.
- Pets and other animals may have died and need to be removed. For advice on safe disposal speak to your local council or vet.
- Buildings may have asbestos-containing material. Take all necessary precautions when handling asbestos-containing debris. Extensive demolition, repair and renovation work involving asbestos-containing materials should be carried out by licensed asbestos workers.
- Flooding can cause mould growth, which must be cleaned up before moving back into your home.
- Flooding may cause sewage to overflow inside your home. Contaminated areas must be cleaned and disinfected.
- Drinking water may be contaminated – do not drink any water unless you know it is safe.
- Food may be contaminated by floodwater or spoiled due to a power failure.