Pavlos, I'm in Sydney. Over 75mm of rain fell in 24 hours (over 200mm in some northern suburbs) and the State Emergency Service has been stretched, with over 1400 calls statewide so far since the storms began on Friday.
Yep Aydee, plenty of extreme weather, as scientists have been predicting for years. Earlier this year we had a freak dust storm where millions of tons of red dust was swept from the desert into Sydney. Everything was dirty orange until it started clearing in the late morning. It was bizarre; I've never seen anything like it.
Hope your wife is free now! On the plus side, her photos are amazing :)