Wind storm blows garage roof onto house in Warrnambool

A garage roof was blown onto a neighbour’s house and trees were brought down across Warrnambool as strong winds lashed the state on Wednesday.

Merrivale Drive resident Denise Dalton was in bed when she heard the roof land on her house but didn’t realise what it was because her bedroom is at the far end of the home.

“A neighbour rang and said that we had the roof on our house,” she said.

“I thought it was the rubbish bins falling over, they usually do in the wind.”

The gusts tore the entire roof off the garage, which came to rest on the guttering of the house, and brought down half the wall.

Two SES crews worked to secure the roof in the wind which has reached gusts of up to 87km/h overnight.

The SES has received eight calls for help up to 9am on Wednesday with trees down on roads and unsecured trampolines blown over in West Warrnambool and Dennington.

One tree was blown onto a house in East Warrnambool.

The SES has urged people to secure loose objects, remain clear of damaged buildings or fallen trees and not to shelter under trees.

If anyone needs assistance call 132 500 or 000 for life-threatening emercencies.