As much as I like rain, and know that Melbourne desperately needs more water in its catchments, dumping it all at once, is not the way to go. In the past 2 weeks, we have been flooded many times. The worst was when the garage door wasn't closed, and all the neighbours' mulch and dirt was washed inside with the fast flowing water. That time the water was about 20cm deep). Now, with the garage door shut, we filter the water as it seeps in. But it still seeps in.
Yesterday, and overnight, there was about 5-10cm water in the garage, repeatedly, with it pooling in front of the door. The storm drains above us, and the ones below us were both complete full and overflowing. More of the backyard was washed under the fence and onto the bike track.
I really hope this rain is falling in the catchment areas!