Car, homes damaged in storm

SES volunteers came to the rescue of residents across the Alpine Shire after they were battered by strong winds and heavy rainfall during another severe thunderstorm on Monday afternoon.

Myrtleford SES personnel had four callouts after a number of trees came down in the storm, which dumped around 20mm at Lake Buffalo and Rosewhite.

Myrtleford SES controller Jason Forber said a team of two and a team of three personnel worked around two hours to clean up several trees.

“Two of the trees were blocking driveways and the other two fell across Carrols Road and the Myrtleford/Yackandandah Road,” he said.

Mr Forber said he was extremely concerned by the lack of caution used by motorists during storm events and clean-ups.

“We had police on hand to slow down traffic, but it didn’t seem to stop drivers from speeding past,” he said.

“If motorists see us and see the lights flashing they really need to slow down.”

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