A wild night of thunder and lightning left 14 houses calling for help from the State Emergency Services.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, 31mm of rain was recorded at the Ballarat Airport in the 24 hours to 9am, though some backyard rain gauges in the district recorded higher.
The 14 properties required assistance for building damage and flooding - a spokesperson for the Ballarat SES said there were no serious incidents.
Four each were recorded in Delacombe and Sebastopol.
Across the region, 38 incidents were recorded - 21 floods, 13 buildings damaged, and four trees down.
Firefighters also attended some of the incidents, including a power pole on fire in Ballarat East on the corner of York Street and Fuessel Street on Saturday morning.
The SES spokesperson said the community should know there will still be an emergency response despite the pandemic crisis.
"We have got some small organisational changes to protect volunteers - high risk volunteers self isolate, there's new hygiene measures, cleaning vehicle interiors, we're practicing social distancing," they said.
"If volunteers attend a road rescue and are in close proximity, they're given special protective equipment.
"We're determined to make sure there's no changes to our emergency response."
The stormy weather is expected to continue, with the Bureau forecasting showers and a top of 11 degrees for Saturday.
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