SES volunteers busy as homes lost power in storm

BRIGHT SES volunteers spent a wild and windy evening attending to fallen trees and limbs during last Wednesday’s storm.

BRIGHT SES volunteers spent a wild and windy evening attending to fallen trees and limbs during last Wednesday’s storm.

Deputy controller Graham Gales said three SES vehicles, two storm trailers and around 11 personnel were in full demand during the storm.

“We had a heap of call-outs, some were to Eurobin, Harrietville and even Mt Beauty,” he said.

“The crews probably spent about four hours cleaning up tree debris from roads and properties.

“A tree in Delany Avenue was struck by lightning and blocked the Great Alpine Road, and another tree near Smoko caused some issues as well.”

Residents from Bright to Harrietville lost power for close to three hours after a number of power lines were damaged from falling branches and trees.

Mr Gales said SES personnel arrived back at a property to survey the damage, and were disappointed to find some of their equipment had been stolen.

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