PORTLAND was bracing for more wild weather overnight with 11-metre high waves predicted.
The State Emergency Service set up an incident control centre at 4pm yesterday and volunteers door-knocked about 140 houses to warn of the forecast storm, which was due to arrive about 10pm.
SES controller John Davis said if waves did reach 11 metres at sea, they would hit the city’s rock wall at five to six metres high, inundating Dutton Way and Fergusons Road.
“While the wind is heading in a north-west direction we should be alright,” Mr Davis said.
He said the SES was called to seven incidents in Portland, including fallen trees at two houses.
Fallen trees were a problem throughout the south-west.
There were no injuries when a car crashed into a tree across the Timboon-Colac Road at Scotts Creek, while other falls were reported at Timboon, Glenfyne, Port Fairy and Hexham.
Bureau of Meteor-ology senior forecaster Richard Carlyon said by late yesterday winds had reached 100km/h in Portland. He said 18mm of rain had fallen by 4pm and 10mm to 20mm was expected today.
“It just keeps showering, it’s not particularly heavy,” he said.
Six roads in Portland remain closed including Bridgewater Road, Malings Road, Kerrs Road, McIntyre Road, Nagorckas Road and Thorns Road after flooding last week.
Fish Hole Road in Gorae West, Boiler Swamp Road at Drumborg and Moreys Road in Naringal East are also closed.