When I left work I had to walk with care as the footpath was covered in leaves stripped from the trees. Buses were running incredibly late, due to the roads in and out of the city being in gridlock, but at least they were running - the trains were stopped completely with the tracks totally flooded. As it was, it was 7.30pm before I made it home tonight.
This was in front of my work building, about 40 minutes after the storm had passed:
This is what it was like just outside of the city (a friend lives here and reported that eight of his house windows were smashed!)
And this vid - it's a bit long but the first three minutes are riveting. Boundary St is an inner city street, not too far from where I work. (some bad language)
By far the biggest, most damaging storm I've ever seen. I can't imagine what it would be like living through a cyclone. And I'm so glad my car was safely at home.