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Windy Saturday sees SES respond to 1125 incidents

Windy Saturday sees SES respond to 1125 incidents

Published 31/07/2017
SES responded to 1125 incidents following Saturday’s severe weather involving destructive winds of up to 107km/hr.

A severe weather warning was issued for Saturday 29 July. Destructive winds resulted in 446 buildings damaged, and 342 trees down.

By 5pm in the afternoon, the strongest winds were recorded at Fawkner Beacon (107km/hr) and Melbourne Airport (104km/hr). Essendon, Mt William, Laverton, Moorabbin, Avalon and Mt Gellibrand also recorded extremely high winds between 93-96km/hr.

Watch the situation update video

What to do following a strong wind warning

Whenever strong wind warnings are issued it is important to:

  • avoid parking your car or taking shelter under trees
  • secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony
  • keep clear of fallen power lines
  • take care on the roads and drive to the conditions
  • stay informed and updated via VicEmergency.

Thank you SES volunteers

Thank you to all units and volunteers who responded!