UPDATE: A MOTHER and her four-year-old child were trapped in their car during flash floods in Shepparton overnight.State Emergency Service rescuers were called to seven incidents of people being stranded after attempting to drive through floodwaters.
SES spokesman Toby Borella said it was a reminder for people to exercise care when driving during storms.
"It's a very dangerous scenario . . . you're putting your own life at risk, and it’s difficult for the emergency service volunteers that have to respond," he said.
Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Richard Carlyon said Shepparton received 27mm of rain between 7.30pm and 8pm last night.
"Most of the flash flooding would have occurred then . . . there was general rain throughout a lot of last night and yesterday afternoon, but then thunderstorms moved through the area," he said.
The SES received 87 requests from Shepparton residents last night, with two reports of properties being flooded.
Mr Borella said all jobs had been cleared this morning, while the local council had been providing sand bags to help residents protect their properties.
The nearby town of Rushworth was also affected by the storm, with 25 residents evacuated from an aged care facility.
An IGA supermarket lost part of its roof while six homes and six businesses were also flooded.
Mr Carlyon said rain totals of between 50mm and 100mm were recorded across most of North East Victoria in the 24 hours to 9am this morning.
Biggara, near the Murray River, received the most rain with 112mm, while 91mm fell in Benalla.
Mr Carlyon said the wild weather had moved through quickly, with steady rain over eastern Victoria expected to clear by this afternoon before a fine weekend.