Torrential Rain Brings Flooding to Ballarat, Victoria

Flooding was reported in Ballarat, Victoria, after intense rainfall hit the city and surrounding areas on January 5.

This footage, recorded by Melissa Carroll, shows flash flooding on a road. Carroll said the video was taken approaching Ascot, north of Ballarat.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning on Wednesday, with expected intense rainfall, large hail, and flash flooding in Creswick and Ballarat.

According to figures on electricity provider Powercor’s live map, approximately 30,000 customers were left without power in western Victoria on Wednesday evening, The Age reported. Credit: Melissa Carroll via Storyful

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