Friday 29 October 2021


We had a freak storm in Melbourne overnight and this morning. Winds of up to 146km/h lashed Victoria, leaving a path of destruction littered with fallen trees, ripped-off roofs and 526,000 homes without power. At 9pm, there were about 154,000 households still in darkness across the state, with fears some areas could be without power for days.

Trees were uprooted across most Melbourne suburbs, with some crashing on to power lines, cars and homes, as well as buckling footpaths. The State Emergency Service fielded 2518 requests from residents seeking help with property damage. Things have settled down this evening, and thankfully our house was spared...

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme


  1. I am glad that you are safe and that your home was not destroyed. Strange how lightning can be so beautiful but so dangerous. Good job on the photograph.

  2. Take care. We have a similar situation here in Kerala,India. Continuous rain resulted in flooding.


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