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Power, floods continue to hamper Victoria

AAP logoAAP 11/10/2016 Kaitlyn Offer, Helen Velissaris and Luke Costin

Thousands of Victorians have spent a fourth day without power after the weekend's deadly winds and flood warnings remain for the north of the state.

About 7500 properties were still without power as of 5pm Wednesday, with the AusNet network hardest hit and repairs expected to continue to Friday.

Areas still without power are mostly in the Dandenong and Yarra ranges and south eastern suburbs including Woori Yallock, Lilydale, Healesville and Belgrave.

Wind gusts exceeding 100km/h on Sunday caused almost 130,000 properties across Victoria to lose power and one woman died when a tree crashed into her Millgrove house.

AusNet Services has about 250 field crew supported by the SES and other emergency volunteers working to restore power.

But with numerous single house wires down as well, AusNet spokesman Hugo Armstrong says some customers might have to wait until Friday for power.

"It will probably take us until the end of the week to get all those individual customer faults fully restored," Mr Armstrong told AAP.

Victoria Police and the SES are doing doorknocks in communities affected by the outages, Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley said, but neighbours and family are also encouraged to check on anyone who may need assistance.

In the north of the state, flood waters are inching closer to a caravan park and threatening to cut off access to properties as water continues to rise in parts of the Murray River.

Residents in the township of Barmah were doorknocked and given sandbags as the Murray was expected to peak on Wednesday.

While no significant rain is forecast until Sunday, river levels are still rising as previous heavy rain trickles through the system.

The SES expects high river levels to occur for some weeks.

Fourteen properties in Lower Moira, near Barmah, are predicted to be isolated for three days as waters rise by about 50cm in the next two days.

From Friday, residents in Echuca might see minor flooding.

Premier Daniel Andrews has urged people to heed warnings and stay out of floodwaters.

"This flood event is not over by any stretch," he told reporters.

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