Flora Hill residents power restored, flash flood warning downgraded for Wycheproof and surrounds | Bendigo Advertiser

Date: 2021-11-03 06:52:13

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7.45pm FLASH flood warnings have been downgraded for Wycheproof, Charlton, Wedderburn, Warracknabeal and surrounding areas. VicEmergency has said the immediate threat of fast rising flash floodwater has passed but warned residents should stay aware of any damage caused by the flooding. Other news: Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre worker taken to hospital after alleged assault This is the final warning for the area. According to the Powercor website, power has been restored to all parts of Bendigo. 6.30pm WATER damage to Bendigo homes has been the main callout for SES volunteers on Thursday afternoon. Darren Masters and Matthew Heard responded to a callout at the Bendigo Advertiser office due to water damage. Mr Masters said the significant rainfall had affected residential properties and businesses across the region. “The water just can’t get away in those types of scenarios when it’s so heavy,” he said. “The gutters are only designed to hold so much water. “We just encourage people to keep an eye out for their gutters and keep them clean because that will help in situations like this.” Mr Masters said there were a couple of trees down in Bendigo and some minor flash flooding. He encouraged motorists to take extra care on the roads. 6.20pm PARTS of the Loddon Shire are underwater as a result of the Wednesday’s storms. The Goldfields Police Service Facebook page shared this photo from the Wedderburn Police Station. 6.15pm POWER has been restored to more than 2000 properties across Bendigo. There were originally 1575 customers in Flora Hill without power, along with 828 properties in Kennington and 167 homes in Quarry Hill. Related news: Storms rip through Bendigo, BOM warns more to come As of 6pm, there were 52 properties left in Flora Hill without power. The cause of the blackout was under investigation. Power should be restored to those properties by 9pm. 6.10pm BENDIGO SES has responded to 20 requests for assistance in the past 24 hours, an SES spokesperson says. In the last seven days, there have been 107 calls, predominantly for flooding, building damage, and trees down. “Volunteers have been working very hard to assist in any way they can,” the spokesperson said. Related: Emergency services respond to more than 30 calls for assistance in Bendigo “This is a timely reminder that winds of these speeds could cause additional damage and trees to fall. “Wet conditions are expected to continue, so people are reminded to take care on the roads and around their homes.” 6.04pm AN URGENT flash flooding warning has been issued for Castlemaine, Campbells Creek, and surrounding areas. VicEmergency has warned that heavy rainfall has caused widespread flooding in those areas. People in those areas have been told that they are in danger. They should move indoors and away from floodwaters. In an emergency, call 000. For emergency assistance from the SES, call 132 500. 5.47pm FIRE Rescue Victoria was called to Bendigo’s Sacred Heart Cathedral amid reports of fire as a result of a lightning strike, the Bendigo Advertiser understands. Fire crews are on scene investigating the reports. There is no visible sign of smoke. 5.45pm THERE has been a rapid influx of calls to VicSES in the Kennington, Flora Hills, White Hills and Golden Square areas. At a press conference after last week’s storm Emergency Minister Jaclyn Symes called for patience when contacting SES Victoria as they were experiencing an increased demand of calls. If it is an emergency please contact 000. 5.40pm MORE than 20 millilitres of rain has fallen in Bendigo since 5pm, the Bureau of Meteorology says. The VicEmergency website shows dozens of homes around the region requesting assistance for flooding or building damage. The Bendigo Creek levels were also rising rapidly on Thursday afternoon as a result of the heavy rainfall. There has been 31.2 millilitres of rain in Bendigo since 9am. 5.30pm AN URGENT flash flooding warning has been issued for Wycheproof, Charlton, Wedderburn, Warracknabeal and surrounding areas. VicEmergency has warned that heavy rainfall has caused widespread flooding in those areas, including parts of the Calder Highway. People in those areas have been told that they are in danger. They should move indoors and away from floodwaters. In an emergency, call 000. For emergency assistance from the SES, call 132 500. 5.10pm MORE than 2500 properties across Bendigo are without power as storms lash the region for the second time in a week. The Powercor website showed 1575 customers in Flora Hill have lost power, while 828 properties in Kennington and 167 homes in Quarry Hill also have outages. The power company is investigating the cause of the blackouts. Powercor is estimating that power will be restored by 1.50am on Thursday. 5pm THE severe thunderstorm warning issued earlier Wednesday has been re-issued for Bendigo and parts of central Victoria, this time including threats of flash flooding. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Swan Hill, Kerang, Bendigo, Maryborough, Castlemaine and Kyneton. Walpeup recorded 21.6mm in the 10 minutes to 12:43pm. The State Emergency Service advises that people should: 4.40pm An emergency flash flooding warning has been issued for the St Arnaud area as storms moved through the area on Wednesday afternoon. “Floodwater from St Arnaud Creek is entering surrounding properties,’ the warning said. More news: Bendigo’s Robyn Lindsay takes on chief executive role at ERH “Flash floodwater can be very deep, powerful, rise quickly and move fast. “If you are located in St Arnaud, you should immediately move away from floodwater.” If you are inside: If you are outside: If you are driving: You should stay informed by listening to emergency broadcasters and monitoring warnings. Call Triple Zero (000) in a life threatening emergency. For emergency assistance from the SES call 132 500. Other news: Campaspe, Buloke and Macedon Ranges hit 90 per cent double dose milestone 3pm THE Bureau of Meteorology has updated its weather warning, with central Victoria likely to avoid severe thunderstorms and flash flooding. The warning is still in place for areas including Ouyen, Swan Hill, Kerang, Robinvale, and Birchip. 12.50pm SEVERE thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds and large hailstones in central Victoria, including Bendigo over the next several hours. A Bureau of Meteorology alert said the thunderstorms were likely to produce heavy rainfall that could lead to flash flooding. More news: Macedon detectives investigate a spate of Gisborne burglaries Locations which may be affected include Mildura, Swan Hill, Stawell, Warracknabeal, Bendigo and Maryborough. Earlier A SEVERE weather warning for damaging northerly winds is expected this morning in parts of central Victoria. The winds will average 50 to 65 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h in the west of the warning area, extending to remaining parts of the warning area before sunrise. Related: The winds are expected to clear by late Wednesday morning. Locations which may be affected include Kyneton, Ballarat, Daylesford, Bacchus Marsh and Mt Baw Baw. The warning comes after the region was hit by similar conditions last week that brought down trees and powerlines and left many homes and businesses without power across the weekend. The State Emergency Service has issued the following safety tips for people in the warning area: The next severe weather warning will be issued by 11am AEDT Wednesday. If you need SES, please call 132 500. Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can access our trusted content:

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