5 Sep 2010

Severe weather in Australia

10:47 pm on 5 September 2010

Three states in Australia are experiencing severe weather.

In Victoria, the State Emergency Service says it's in the midst of a serious emergency with hundreds of houses threatened by flooding.

In South Australia, more than 40,000 houses are without power after gale force winds on Saturday.

The State Emergency Service said it had received more than 1000 calls since midnight on Friday.

In New South Wales, people have been told to prepare for extreme weather in the south of the state with winds of up to 130km per hour.