Geelong received more than its average January rainfall in 12 hours overnight on Wednesday.
The region recorded 34.6mm of rain between 9pm Wednesday and 9am Thursday, 3.8mm above the monthly average of 30.8mm, according the Bureau of Meteorology.
German supermarket chain Kaufland will no longer build a Geelong store, the company announced on Wednesday.
Kaufland said it was backing out of its Australian expansion, including a store planned for Highton, to concentrate on its European core markets.
Three people wanted for separate offences are on the run in Geelong, according to police.
Police released images of Damian Piera, 27, Kyren Hill, 50 and Cheryl Hobbs, 50, who have outstanding warrants for their arrest for offences including drug possession, property damage, driving offences and failing to answer bail.
A driver on the Bellarine has lost his license for six months after travelling 92km/h in a 50km/h zone, according to police.