‘I was really teary walking in’: Clean up begins in Maribyrnong as residents return home

As floodwaters recede in Maribyrnong in Melbourne’s north-west, residents have returned home to begin the clean-up.

More than 100 houses were inundated when the Maribyrnong River burst its banks, causing the worst flooding the area has seen in nearly 50 years.

Residents in Maribyrnong are now assessing the damage.

“Right this second, I’m really emotional and upset because it’s my first time being back,” resident Kristen Roberts said.

“I was really teary walking in just to see the damage, it was much worse than I could have ever imagined.”

Ms Roberts and her husband, Glen, are both frustrated they weren’t given more warning to evacuate.

“I’m angry and disappointed that we were notified so late to evacuate,” Ms Roberts said.

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