Lightning, flooding and trees down as storm hits region

The underpass in Warragul was flooded after storms lashed the area.

A house in Warragul was struck by lightning, trees fell over roads and flash flooding was reported as storms hit West Gippsland on Wednesday night. The VICSES said it had 16 requests for assistance across Gippsland from 12.30pm on Wednesday,

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Lardner Park CEO has big vision for Farm World and other events

Farm World still remains the core to Lardner Park, while also looking to seize new opportunities said new CEO Craig Debnam.

Lardner Park’s new chief executive officer Craig Debnam has a vision to reinvigorate Farm World as a field days event for farmers, while seizing opportunities for events and functions at the property. “I want to see Farm World develop and

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Fire devastates Neerim South home

Over 50 firefighters attended the house fire that caused extensive damage to the home.

A Neerim South house, known to most locals as the former medical clinic, was destroyed by fire on Thursday. The fire was discovered by owner Steve Jedynak when he returned home from the hospital at about 11am. Dr Jedynak was

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Greenshields Road residents welcome council help to improve intersection

The shrubs and trees that block the view of oncoming traffic are set to be cleared by the council.

A resident’s request regarding the blind turn at Greenshields Rd in Warragul West has finally begun to be heard, after several near misses due to overgrown trees and shrubs surrounding the intersection. Helen Cane, a long-time resident on Greenshields Rd

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Haystack erupts into flames at Cloverlea property

Crews from Darnum, Nilma and Yarragon were among six units that attended the haystack fire in Cloverlea.

Quick and fierce action by CFA units prevented a haystack fire spreading to other infrastructure on a Cloverlea property on Friday night. CFA commander Gary Bryant said six units attended the hay shed fire after receiving the call at 11.18pm.

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Tonimbuk Hall reopens early for bushfire affected community

General Manager of Livable Communities Tracy Parker, Deputy President of the Bushfire Recovery Centre Sue McMahon and the Tzuchi Foundations Mei Cockerell gathered on Wednesday to support and speak with one and other as they journey towards getting their community back on it’s feet after the bushfires.

Amidst another bushfire emergency, this time in East Gippsland, the Bushfire Recovery Centre at Tonimbuk Hall reopened early last week to support the community ravaged by bushfire in March. Confronted by images of current harrowing bushfires, for those who faced

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Victoria suffers its highest road toll in three years

Police will continue to drive home the message of road safety, after 263 fatalities this year.

Police will continue to drive home road safety messages this year, following the highest road toll in three years which showed the majority of fatalities occurring on regional roads. The Baw Baw police services area was not exempt from the

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Wettest year since 2012 for Warragul region

Rainfall was up significantly from last year in the Warragul area.

The Warragul area had its wettest year since 2012 with 972.4mm recorded. While rainfall levels varied across the West Gippsland region, rainfall recorded at the Bureau of Meteorology station at Nilma North indicated total rainfall for 2019 rose significantly from

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$30,000 presented to local community groups

Accepting funds for the Modella Community Christmas Party are (from left) Isabel Campbell and Mavis Martin from Drouin and District Community Bank director Vanessa Marsh and representative Bruce Sorrell.

More than $30,000 was presented to 13 community groups at the quarterly cheque presentation for Drouin and District Community Bank Branch. The presentation was held at the Drouin Golf and Country Club to celebrate successful community investment recipients. In total,

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Locals get behind hay drive for farmers impacted by fires

As bushfire smoke clouds the district, Warragul Lions Club members (from left) president Peter Hammond, vice president Tom Nunan, retired farmer Brian Kennedy and past president Brian Grist gather hay for East Gippsland bushfire farmers.  They are urging further hay and monetary donations to continue its hay appeal efforts.

A local hay drive for drought stricken farmers in East Gippsland has quickly escalated in response to the bushfire crisis. Warragul Lions Club president Peter Hammond said it was devastating to see the impact of the East Gippsland fires and

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