More wild weather is expected to hit Victoria for the rest of Friday. The State Emergency Service (SES) reported that wind will be blasting at more than 100 kilometres per hour coming from the west side of the state.
The SES issued a warning for those living in the North East, South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland to observe all necessary precautions against the destructive winds that will continue to hit the state the whole day.
According to SES Officer Lachlan Quick, a storm is expected to be hitting Melbourne by Friday night.
"We're expecting some pretty high winds in that gusty range of 100 to 110 kilometres per hour. Perhaps a little faster than on Monday, where we saw over 1,000 jobs and 600 or 700 trees brought down."
A personel of the Bureau of Meteorology confirmed the heightened alert against severe weather condition.
"It will be one and off throughout the day and won't ease until midnight. It will be out to the North East of the state by evening, where wind gusts of up to 120km/h are predicted," senior weather bureau forecaster, Terry Ryan, reported.
The SES also issued a warning for possible floods happening in Glenelg and Hopkins rivers.
Victorians were reminded to protect themselves from all possible damage and from jury that may arise due to the severe weather conditions. Those who will be driving were advised to be extra careful and aware of falling debris in the streets.
"Simple precautions include checking gutters and downpipes for blockages, securing outdoor furniture and objects such as trampolines and having an emergency plan for your home, family and business. Don't shelter under a tree during a thunderstorm and if you can help it don't park your car under one either - you could be in for a nasty surprise when you return to your vehicle," warned Tim Wiebsuch, Victoria SES State controller.
Hopefully, damages that happened last Monday might not be happening for Friday with prompt weather warnings. If it is possible, SES officials warned against going out in the street for the rest of the day. For those who were already out, be warned to be home safe and tuck before night time to avoid being stranded at dangerous parts of the state.
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