Powerful Winds Split Tree During Severe Storm in Melbourne, Victoria

Powerful winds downed trees across Melbourne amid a severe weather warning issued for parts of Victoria on October 29.

Gerald Bartels’s home security camera recorded the moment a tree trunk splits in two and crashes onto two parked cars in his front yard in the Melbourne suburb of Werribee.

The local Bureau of Meteorology recorded wind gusts as high as 143 km/h in parts of Victoria on Friday.

On Friday morning, the Victorian State Emergency Service (VICSES) said they had received 1,670 requests for assistance in the past 24 hours. About 148,000 customers were without power, according to energy provider Powercor. Credit: Gerald Bartels via Storyful

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