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Storms hit south-west

HAMILTON SES crews were kept busy over the weekend after a significant storm passed through the south-west.

Hamilton SES unit controller, John McKenzie said parts of Hamilton were hit by two storm cells on both Friday and Saturday that produced heavy rain, flash flooding and large hailstones.

He said the Hamilton SES Unit received 24 requests for assistance over the weekend.

“Light rainfall was reported over some parts of Hamilton, at the same time we received reports from our members and residents we visited that some had received between 30 and 40mm,” he said.

“There were no major clean-ups that crews were involved in. Some residents did have flood water enter their premises causing damage to items low to the ground.

“Some homes had water entering the roof space, causing damage to ceilings and electrical. No particular area in town experienced major damage.”

Mr McKenzie said one home did sustain above floor flooding due to storm water overflow.

“The Southern Grampians Shire Council assisted with relocation of these residents with DHHS,” he said.

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