PARTS of Mount Martha, Mornington, Hastings and Dromana were inundated with water again on Sunday night, as heavy rain caused localised flash flooding and building damage.
Hastings SES volunteers reported receiving requests for assistance “every few seconds”, with most calls coming from Mornington and Mount Martha.
SES chief operations officer Tim Wiebusch said there were 140 calls for help from the Mount Martha area, with 23 flood rescues.
Wiebusch said the deluge had been an important reminder never to drive through any flood water.
Mount Martha residents reported as much as 90mm in rain gauges over the weekend, with more rain expected over coming days. In Messmate Court houses reported raw sewage coming through outlets as drainage systems were overwhelmed.
Mount Martha Lifesaving Club opened its doors to the public on Monday from 10am for hot showers, kitchen facilities, heating and wi fi.
On Monday morning the Bureau of Meteorology cancelled an earlier severe thunderstorm warning for Western Port and surrounding areas but advised residents to “stay informed and be aware of any hazards that may still exist, such as floodwater”.