Wild storms lash the east coast, causing flooding, rescues and evacuations
Bell Park childcare centre's roof caved in during the storm. (Nine)
Wild storms have lashed Australia's east coast, causing flash flooding, rescues, and thousands of homes to lose power.
A dozen people had to be rescued in the city of Geelong, in Victoria's south-west, yesterday afternoon after sudden heavy rainfall caused severe flooding and left more than 7000 homes without power.
Motorists were caught on the roads as storms dumped 24.4mm of rain in Geelong between 2pm and 5.30pm, with most of it falling in the 90 minutes period between 2pm and 3:30 pm, according to Weatherzone meteorologists.