WHILE strong winds ripped roofs off houses in Melbourne, damage was at a minimum across the region on Sunday.
Despite strong winds, including a gust of 98 kilometres an hour recorded on Mount William in the Grampians, SES deputy controller Brody Stewart said there were minimal issues across Stawell and the Wimmera.
"We only had the one incident through Stawell, about three or four in Ararat, a few in Dimboola, one in Horsham and one in Birchip," he said.
"So it wasn't much really - fortunately I think we escaped the worst of it."
Mr Stewart said the callouts were mostly for fallen trees and tree limbs.
Ballarat was one of the worst-hit areas in the western region, with the SES attending three calls for building damage and 25 for trees down across the past 24 hours.
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