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Flash Flooding in Melbourne

These past few months have been strange because there hasn’t been many rain storms but when it does rain we have just been getting deluged here:

PARTS of Melbourne’s eastern suburbs have been hit by flash floods, with more storms predicted this afternoon.

The SES has received more than 120 calls for help today, most in the Knox and Ferntree Gully areas, after heavy rain caused widespread damage in the region.

"VICSES volunteers were involved in a variety of general rescue work, including assistance to motorists stranded to flooding in residential and industrial properties," said VICSES central duty officer Col England.

The Bureau of Meteorology said more strong winds, large hailstones and flash floods were expected this afternoon in the east and southeast.

Nearly 30mm of rain has fallen this afternoon in some eastern suburbs, with more storms forecast for Caulfield, Craigieburn, Dandenong, Frankston, Glen Waverley and Preston.  [AAP]

The Herald-Sun has more on the floods along with an archive of pictures that are worth checking out. 

When I was driving back from work today a field of bushland I pass every day had been turned into a small pond because of all the rain that fell so quickly.  That is the first time I have seen that happen.  The rain is definitely welcome around here despite the flooding.  Right now it is blue skies out with a slight breeze.  Victorians like to say you can see all four seasons in one day and today has been one of those days. 

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