High intensity rainfall between 12–14 January 2011 caused major flooding across much of the western and central parts of the Australian state of Victoria. Several follow-up heavy rainfall events including Tropical Low Yasi caused repeated flash flooding in affected areas in early February in many of the communities affected by January’s floods.
Many of the towns were previously affected by floods in September 2010, however the 2011 event was more severe, affecting at least four times as many properties with thousands of evacuations being called for by the State Emergency Service. Unfortunately Boort was one of the many communities that was affected by the floods. This included the loss of electricity, road closures, and inundation to properties. The floods devastated farms with many hectares of pasture and field crops flooded and many sheep killed.