Victoria Takes A Battering of Wild, Wet & Windy Weather
Sunny one day; damaging the next
Victoria's wild weather has battered the state with trees and power-lines down.
Damaging winds on Wednesday night, caused unprecedented power surge outages, leaving more than 200,000 businesses and homes without electricity.
Jamie Devenish from the State Emergency Services said they worked through the night responding to thousands of call outs.
"There were over 4500 requests for help across the state and they are working through them as quickly as possible"
Wind gusts peaked at 124km/h at Hogan Island, south of Wilson's Promontory by 9pm, followed by Puckapunyal in central Victoria clocking winds at 119 km/h an hour later.
The ongoing severe weather continued into Thursday derailing emergency and power crews from reconnecting homes in eastern areas of the state.
Requests to stay home while authorities clean up Melbourne
The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast ongoing alerts for damaging winds and flood warnings through southern parts of the state leading into the weekend.
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