Wild winds across the south-west kept State Emergency Services crews busy responding to 39 calls for help at the weekend.
Warrnambool was the busiest in the region responding to damaged houses and trees blown across the road.
Of the 39 calls for assistance in the south-west between Saturday and Sunday, 27 were for fallen trees.
That was on top of the 73 calls crews responded to on Friday.
Winds that reached speeds of up to 78km/h lashed Warrnambool over the weekend and ripped a 15-metre section off the second-story roof of a house.
SES unit controller Giorgio Palmeri said they were called to help secure roof capping that was flapping in the wind at a Hyland Street house about 7.30am.
"It was a fairly tricky one because the roof was high and the wind was still very strong," he said.
About 10 members spent two hours working to secure the roof as wind gusts of up to 62km/h were hitting the city.
"It was an extremely exposed building and it was copping the wind very badly."
Mr Palmeri said the crews took their time, using a harness and rope system to access the roof, removing the capping and placing sandbags there to stop the water and wind doing further damage.
"The main priority was safety because it was very windy," he said.
At the same time, extra crews were called in to remove a large tree that had fallen across the road at Hopkins Falls Road.
Over the weekend, Warrnambool crews were called to remove a TV antenna that had been blown off a roof and was precariously hanging on the top of a fence.
They also helped fix some guttering that had fallen off another house, and fascia from another.
Mr Palmeri said they were called to a number of trees that had fallen onto roads and fences.
He said the strong winds also brought down a large five-metre-high tree at his own house which just missed the front balcony.
Mr Palmeri said the weather was expected to ease after days of strong winds battering the south-west.
He said now was a good time to remind people that while the conditions are not optimal, stay away from trees and drive to conditions.
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