I'm in Melbourne, about 15 minutes west of the CBD. It normally takes me 10 minutes to get to work, the day after it took 2 hours. vdk_au you might have seen the Toyota plant on the news, thats where I work.
It was a massive storm but no damage around the house. Having been in an earth quake (Newcastle '89) I would have to say I was more worried during this storm. We had the dogs inside, the weather shields on the windows had to be put up (that is rolled back in to the roof) because they were going to be ripped off.
Mind you the car had the best high preasure clean it's ever had