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Photo: Business owners in the main street of Lakes Entrance prepare for floods earlier this week.Photo: Wayne Taylor

LAKES Entrance residents were warned last night to brace themselves as a king tide threatened to swamp the coastal town.
Amid fears that swelling floodwaters would be unleashed by the tide, the community of 4000 was told to prepare for evacuation and warned that a third of their town could go under water.
While most rivers swollen in recent rains have peaked and begun to recede, authorities fear that when the king tide enters the Gippsland Lakes system from the sea, it will push the floodwaters onto the town.
"In effect, the high tide is going to hold these waters in. They will have no chance to be released into the ocean," said SES spokesman Allan Briggs.
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