IT’S nasty out there, cold, wet and windy. Typical spring weather.

But it’s been damaging too, following recent rains that have continued to keep the ground waterlogged.

Jarrod Hargreaves, Wonthaggi SES Controller, said the unit had received a number of calls to respond to fallen trees and building damage.

“We’re just heading out to a tree down at Cape Paterson and we’ve also seen calls to the Phillip Island Unit and others in the cluster as well.”

It’s hardly surprising that there would be more trees down.

At Wilsons Promontory today, Tuesday, October 5, they have reported gusts of up to 113km/h, locally Pound Creek has had gusts to 65km/h and even Rhyll, normally sheltered to the westerlies, has recorded gusts up to 50km/h indicating much higher winds on the open beaches, coastal areas and in the nearby hills.

We received the attached photo of trees down on the road near Korumburra. Take care on your way home tonight.

Go to the Vic Emergency website at

The Vicroads’ website for road closures.

Check out the SES website at or you can call Wonthaggi SES on (03) 5672 2011, typically replies within an hour. Messages can be sent on