534 Requests For Assistance In Five Hours During Melbourne Storm
As Victoria wakes after a day of heavy rain, many residents will be assessing their properties for water damage.
In just five hours between 5pm and 10pm Friday the SES had received 534 requests for assistance across the state, with 270 of those being related to flooding and 196 to building damage.
The emergency service said it also rescued numerous people from cars stuck in floodwater.
The suburbs most heavily hit by the storm were Richmond, in Melbourne's inner east and Darley in Bacchus Marsh, west of Melbourne.
An SES spokesperson said the organisation would continue to prioritise needs across the weekend.
The Bureau of Meteorology said Victoria was likely to get lashed with other thunderstorm cells over the weekend.
"It's got to do with the very humid atmosphere we've got," senior forecaster Dean Steward told AAP.
The weather is similar to thunderstorm behaviour further north in the tropics, he said.
Community meetings to discuss medium and long term road access due to flash flooding are scheduled to be held in Beechworth and Tarrawingee on Saturday afternoon.
Lead photo: AAP.