THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for the Mornington Peninsula and Bass Coast.

  • This warning is for damaging winds.
  • Damaging wind gusts may possibly reach up to 110km/h about the Bass Coast and Mornington Peninsula during Friday morning.

Be aware of potential hazards caused by the severe weather. Hazards include debris, damaged buildings, trees down and fallen power lines.

What you should do:

  • Park your car undercover and away from trees.
  • Stay inside if conditions outside appear dangerous.
  • Contact family members and neighbours to ensure they are aware of the situation, if safe to do so.
  • When preparing your property, ensure you take appropriate safety precautions and do so well before the severe weather arrives.

If you are driving:

  • If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low lying areas and floodwater.
  • Be aware of road hazards such as mud, debris and damaged roads or bridges.
  • For road closure information, check the VicTraffic website, contact your local council or call VicRoads (13 11 70).

You should stay informed by listening to emergency broadcasters and monitoring warnings.

Call Triple Zero (000) in a life threatening emergency. For severe weather related emergency assistance from the SES, phone 132 500.

Impacts in your area:

The potential impacts of severe weather in your area include:

  • building damage.
  • fallen power lines.
  • fallen trees and branches.
  • broken windows.
  • damage to vehicles.
  • dangerous road conditions.

This message was issued by State Emergency Service.

The next update is expected by 29/10/2021 09:00 am or as the situation changes.

Severe weather information:

Use multiple sources to stay informed:

Accessibility:

The following services can help you, or someone you know, access information during an emergency.

  • To access this information in other languages call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 (freecall) and ask them to call VicEmergency Hotline.
  • If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech/communication impairment contact National Relay Service on 1800 555 677 and ask them to call the VicEmergency Hotline.

More details at http://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/#!/warning/18294/moreinfo