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Severe Weather Hits Chelsea Area

Melbourne's crazy weather hits close to home

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Station Street Aspendale was one of the first areas hit

Just before 11am on Tuesday (24/06/2014) morning, the wild and windy weather that has been threatening for the past few days arrived with a bang.

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Multiple trees came down with one strong gust of wind

Within 30 minutes Chelsea SES had received 20 requests for assistance from the public including at one point, 3 trees down on Station Street at Aspendale all within a 200 Metre stretch.

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 A nasty surprise in store for the owners of this property

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 Nobody was at home when this large tree came down

A large tree crashed down onto a house in Scotch Parade, Chelsea; however, the residents were not at home so will be in for a horrible surprise when they arrive home to see what has happened.

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 What a mess

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 Station Street in Carrum

Building damage, trees down and trees blocking roads quickly became the order of the day and by 3.30pm Chelsea had received almost 80 calls for help.

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 It doesn't get much luckier than that

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 The corner of Ivan Avenue and Fraser Avenue in Edithvale

Crews worked through the day and needed to prioritise tasks with the number one priority clearing trees on roads.

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 Fences were down all over the area

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 Lochiel Avenue Edithvale

No part of the Chelsea operational area was spared with jobs coming in from Carrum to Mentone, even a building damage job at Mentone Primary School where members from Chelsea spent much of yesterday speaking to students about natural disasters.

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 This brick and timber fence came down on Nepean Highway in Aspendale

For a number of hours, Nepean Highway was closed between Aspendale and Mordialloc due to power lines across the road and a number of level crossings between Nepean Highway and Station Street from Edithvale to Carrum were out of action due to damage and faults.

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 This tree came down at a property in Stewart Avenue in Parkdale

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 Chelsea Public Golf Course has a new hazard

Chelsea crews worked well into the night to clear the backlog of jobs.

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 This Mercedes bore the brunt of this tree in Brisbane Tce, Parkdale

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 The tree brought down power lines and closed the road

At 8.00am Wednesday (25/06/2014) morning, Chelsea volunteers were back on the road to clear the backlog of jobs as well as taking care of new jobs as they came in.

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 Mordialloc parks lost a number of trees like this one

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 Aspendale Gardens was also hit hard

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 This house in Aspendale Gardens lost the back fence

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 And also their shed was crushed by a falling tree

New jobs that came in over Monday night and Tuesday morning included trees down in both Chelsea Primary School and Aspendale Primary School, an air conditioner blown off of a roof, trees blocking footpaths and in backyards of properties and an assortment of minor building damage.

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 This golden tree in Golden Avenue Chelsea was a huge job

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 The tree came down onto the roof of the house

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It also came down onto power and phone lines

At this time, Chelsea SES volunteers had received more than 110 requests for assistance and with the threat of more severe weather later in the week; it looks like it could be a very busy time for the team at Chelsea.

Last Updated (Thursday, 31 July 2014 17:38)

 
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