SES north-east regions received more than 160 requests for assistance, mostly regarding tree down over roads.July 3, 2014 3:05am
There was flash flooding and damage to homes last week when a series of wild storms swept across regional and metropolitan Victoria.
The State Emergency Services’ north-east region received more than 160 requests for assistance from the public, mostly regarding trees down over roads.
There were 22 reports of damages to buildings, including the loss of a roof, and SES volunteers from 19 of the 26 units in the region were involved in responding to local calls for assistance.
A taskforce of 17 SES volunteers from the north-east region was deployed on Thursday afternoon to assist Melbourne crews with more than 2000 calls for assistance.
Volunteers from the Benalla, Euroa, Tallangatta, Wodonga, Cobram and Yarrawonga units were deployed for two days to assist with the clean-up of fallen trees and repairing damage to homes.
SES north-east regional manager Keith O’Brien said the severe weather patterns eased up earlier in regional areas, freeing up volunteers to assist in metropolitan areas.
‘‘We have had a considerable amount of calls asking for assistance across the state, particularly in Melbourne,’’ he said.
‘‘We are very fortunate to have volunteers in the north-east who are willing to give up their time to help out.’’
SES advised all community members to remain tuned into weather reports and updates in the event of severe weather warnings.
Home owners should prepare for severe weather by putting together a home emergency kit stocked with at least a torch, spare batteries and a radio. SES also advises people to be mindful of hazards on the roads as winds have blown down trees, roofs and power lines.
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