Gales lash region

State Emergency Service volunteers respond to a ceiling collapse . Pictures: NARRE WARREN SES

By Brendan Rees

Pounding rain and strong winds played havoc over the weekend in Casey, bringing down trees, blowing a garage roof off, and other damage to properties.

Narre Warren State Emergency Service spokesman Damian Burn said of the 12 jobs they responded one included a 25 metre fence which had blown over at a Cranbourne North property on Sunday 11 August about 11am.

He said the fence in Iris Close had entirely collapsed and needed “a fencing contractor to more or less make a whole new fence.”

Gale-force winds blew a garage roof off in Tooradin which landed about 100 metres away in a neighbouring tree while part of a timber fence in Hampton Park fell onto a footpath in Joshua Drive.

“For public safety and also security we were able to do something with that,” Mr Burn said of the fallen fence.

Volunteers were called to help a resident in Narre Warren on Friday afternoon on 9 August after part of their ceiling collapsed.

Mr Burn said a water leak had built up so much at the Little Cross Avenue property – part of the ceiling became like a “thin bit of paper” causing water “just fall in.”

Wind gusts of up to 90km/h battered the region,

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