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Fears of damaging winds and ‘flash flooding’ as downpour continues – The Age

Melburnians have had to swap their bathers for their brollies after the city was hit with steady rainfall on Friday

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An SES spokeswoman said the car was stuck under a tunnel and needed to be towed out, but the person was able to escape and call for help.
The SES has received 568 calls for assistance in Victoria over the past 24 hours, primarily for flooding, building damage and fallen trees.
Flooding on Flinders Lane in the Melbourne CBD meant tram services along Swanston Street were suspended for more than half an hour.
In Newport, businesses along Melbourne Road near the corner of Mason Road had floodwater nipping…

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