Emergency crews are dealing with hundreds of calls after wild weather caused flooding and damage across Victoria. A teenage girl is in a stable condition in the Monash Medical Centre after she was struck by lightning at Rowville, in Melbourne's east this afternoon. A house at Lalor, in Melbourne's north, caught fire after it was struck by lightning, and a train driver required medical treatment after a train was struck by lightning at Sunshine.
A football clubhouse at Mont Albert and a shopping plaza at Greensborough were damaged when part of their roofs collapsed. Rainfalls of up to 40 millimetres have been recorded at Mount Buffalo and Warrandyte, and the weather bureau is predicting more falls tonight. Tim Wiebusch from the State Emergency Service (SES) says crews are working around the clock.
SES volunteers will be working right through the night tonight, we are expecting another rain band to come through later in the evening, the bureau's indicating it could be up to 50 millimetres of rain again tonight, he said. The SES crews are increasing in numbers as we speak, starting to address that backlog of nearly 600 requests for assistance.More...
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