WIND speeds of more than 100 kilometres an hour played havoc in the south-west yesterday with the local State Emergency Service units kept busy attending to wind damage.
Numerous trees were brought down, roofs damaged and trampolines took flight.
Warrnambool SES unit controller Giorgio Palmeri said its first call yesterday morning was soon after 6am to a tree down in Mortlake Road near the intersection with Hayley Drive.
The tree was later cleared by Warrnambool City Council staff.
Soon after SES crews attended to a house in Ross Street that was losing its roof. The roof was screwed down and sandbagged to secure it.
Also part of the unit’s busy day were a pergola roof blown off at a house on Morriss Road, a garage door blown in at Leslie Court and damage to a shed in Breton Street.
Mr Palmeri said it also received reports of one trampoline blown on to power lines at Allansford and another trampoline in a creek.
Powercor also reported a power outage in Koroit yesterday morning which lasted more than three hours.
In Portland, the SES unit was called to a house which lost tiles from its roof and two trees that had fallen on to roads.
The weather bureau said wind speeds reached up to 109km/h yesterday at Cape Otway, 105km/h at Cape Nelson near Portland, 98km/h at Port Fairy and 87km/h at Warrnambool.