A burst water main sent a waterspout towering up to 80 metres shooting into the air over homes in south east Melbourne this morning.
The powerful torrent partially flooded King Arthur Drive, Glen Waverley, drenching nearby homes before it was shut off about 12.30pm (AEDT).
The force of the water was so strong that a metal cage surrounding the main was lifted into the air and crashed through the carport of a nearby home.
The ceiling and carpet in at least one home were severely damaged and the contents of the home are now being assessed for further damage.
Footage from the Nine News helicopter showed the garage door of a nearby home had washed away and then dragged into the middle of a street.
Many residents rushed to remove their cars from the water's path as it rained down on them.
One resident told Sky News the response from emergency services was slow.
"There were no emergency services here for a long, long time," he said.
A spokeswoman from Yarra Valley Water said the company’s plumbers had shut off the water.
The spokeswoman said while the main was in Yarra Valley Water's service area she could not confirm if the flow came from one of their pipes.
Source: Nine News, 3AW
Author: Martin Zavan Approving editor: Fiona Willan