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The Vic Health Department said, "Of the 510 local cases, 124 have so far been linked to known cases and outbreaks. Further case information will be provided this morning." ... See MoreSee Less

The Vic Health Department said, Of the 510 local cases, 124 have so far been linked to known cases and outbreaks. Further case information will be provided this morning.
18 hours ago
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Severe Weather warning - damaging winds

For people in South West and parts of Central, East Gippsland, North Central, North East and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:22 pm Thursday, 16 September 2021.
STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS DEVELOPING FRIDAY

Weather Situation: Northerly winds will strengthen on Friday ahead of a cold front, which is expected to reach western Victoria Friday evening before crossing the State overnight into Saturday morning.
DAMAGING NORTHERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h, are expected to develop about the higher elevations in the west of the warning area Friday morning, extending eastwards over central parts during the afternoon and the east during the evening.
Local DAMAGING WIND GUSTS of around 90 km/h are also possible about the South West district for a period of a few hours between sunrise Friday and late Friday morning.
Winds are expected to ease from the west following the front, with the risk of damaging winds contracting to the eastern ranges late Friday, clearing by sunrise Saturday morning.
Locations which may be affected include Mount William, Hamilton, Warrnambool, Portland, Ballarat, Bacchus Marsh and Falls Creek.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and floodwater. Avoid travel if possible.
* Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees.
* Be aware - heat, fire or recent storms may make trees unstable and more likely to fall when it's windy or wet.
* Check that loose items, such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured. Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Stay indoors and away from windows.
* If outdoors, move to a safe place indoors. Stay away from trees, drains, gutters, creeks and waterways.
* Stay away from fallen powerlines - always assume they are live.
* Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks. Heavy rainfall may also increase the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
* Stay informed: Monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency website/app/hotline.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Thursday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV21037.shtml?fbclid=IwAR3Hw7NAWvjaut0h659S4Z2TQWUMMSg8CEkfwFQSOE48jRSQL...
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Severe Weather warning - damaging winds

For people in South West and parts of Central, East Gippsland, North Central, North East and West and South Gippsland Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:22 pm Thursday, 16 September 2021.
STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS DEVELOPING FRIDAY

Weather Situation: Northerly winds will strengthen on Friday ahead of a cold front, which is expected to reach western Victoria Friday evening before crossing the State overnight into Saturday morning.
DAMAGING NORTHERLY WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h, are expected to develop about the higher elevations in the west of the warning area Friday morning, extending eastwards over central parts during the afternoon and the east during the evening.
Local DAMAGING WIND GUSTS of around 90 km/h are also possible about the South West district for a period of a few hours between sunrise Friday and late Friday morning.
Winds are expected to ease from the west following the front, with the risk of damaging winds contracting to the eastern ranges late Friday, clearing by sunrise Saturday morning.
Locations which may be affected include Mount William, Hamilton, Warrnambool, Portland, Ballarat, Bacchus Marsh and Falls Creek.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and floodwater. Avoid travel if possible.
* Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees.
* Be aware - heat, fire or recent storms may make trees unstable and more likely to fall when its windy or wet.
* Check that loose items, such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured. Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
* Stay indoors and away from windows.
* If outdoors, move to a safe place indoors. Stay away from trees, drains, gutters, creeks and waterways.
* Stay away from fallen powerlines - always assume they are live.
* Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks. Heavy rainfall may also increase the potential for landslides and debris across roads.
* Stay informed: Monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency website/app/hotline.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Thursday.
Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureaus website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV21037.shtml?fbclid=IwAR3Hw7NAWvjaut0h659S4Z2TQWUMMSg8CEkfwFQSOE48jRSQLnL4qAWBing
20 hours ago
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22 hours ago
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VICTORIAN PRESS CONFERENCE - SEPTEMBER 16
PREMIER DANIEL ANDREWS

514 new local cases.
5370 active cases in Vic
148 of the new cases are linked, remainder under investigation.
3 new in Ballarat (now 6). More expected in coming days.
182 in hospital; 51 in UCU, 29 on a ventilator

Yesterday's hospital cases:
- 87% unvaccinated
- 12% 1 dose
- 1 person vaccinated.

Almost 42,900 vaccinations yesterday in state hubs.

Doing more first doses than any other state or territory across the country. Not vaccine hesitancy. Appointments are available. Make a booking.

69.2% of Victorians aged over 16 have received a first dose. Tonight/tomorrow, should reach 70% first dose mark.

Ballarat - 10,000 additional Pfizer doses being sent to the area.

FROM 11.59pm TOMORROW (METRO):
- Outdoor social interaction added to the 5 reasons to leave home. May meet with one other person for outdoor activity regardless of vaccinated status. 5 people from max of 2 households if all are vaccinated.
- 4 hours allowed for exercise/social.
- 10k travel allowed (up from 5ks).
- 2 people can train outside with a trainer.
- Skate parts reopen
- In home childminding - now able to have if one authorised worker as parent/guardian.
- Up to 5 people allowed for broadcasting.
- Real estate inspections by appointment. RE agent to stay outside & residents not at home.
- Construction - need to show evidence of one dose by 23 September.

Many seeding events related to construction. From tomorrow 11.59pm, construction workers can no longer travel across metro/regional boundary. Support for people adversely affected.

REGIONAL FROM 11.59PM TOMORROW (EXCEPT BALLARAT)
- Gyms, outdoor and indoor pools can reopen with density limits. Hydrotherapy & swimming lessons allowed. Excluded - spas, saunas and steam rooms.
- Tour buses can operate with limits.

TESTING COMMANDER JEROEN WEIMAR

Regional:
- 3 Ballarat
- 7 further cases regional - 4 Mitchell, 1 Murrindindi [Kinglake], 2 Geelong. All are primary close contacts. Have been in isolation.

Metro:
- 317 northern suburbs
- quarter of today's cases are in western suburbs
- 46 in SE suburbs
- 14 in eastern suburbs
- 3 cases - investigating

Get tested if any symptoms.

Ballarat - 3 new cases, one of which is unlinked (with exposure sites).

46 cases now associated with the Fitzroy Community School.

PREMIER

Won't be having people asked to prove vaccination status re meeting outside. Asking people to do the right thing so we get out of lockdown sooner.

Construction - contactless deliveries only from metro to regional (ie. timber delivery). Employer not to have unvaccinated people on site.
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Regarding the new rules for Real Estate inspections, letting a stranger into a property alone is asking for trouble,leaving the door wide open for thieves to help themselves whilst wandering unaccompanied through the vendors home, needs a re-think.

Is shep out of lockdown?

Thanks for keeping us up to speed! 🙏🏼

Im done! No one is talking about the deaths and injuries caused by this jab. Its not an approved vaccine, its an experiment. People globalaly are being lied to. Why doesnt Alex newspaper give both sides of the story....because of money, the root of all evil. Just be true journalists..report the truth!!!

Jeanne Cartwright

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23 hours ago
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‼ There's a new COVID-19 case in Kinglake, bringing the total number of active cases in the Kinglake postcode area (3763) to three.

Likely to be mentioned in the Vic press conference today (starts 12.30pm).

More information here: www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorian-coronavirus-covid-19-data
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‼ Theres a new COVID-19 case in Kinglake, bringing the total number of active cases in the Kinglake postcode area (3763) to three.

Likely to be mentioned in the Vic press conference today (starts 12.30pm).

More information here: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/victorian-coronavirus-covid-19-data

Comment on Facebook

I read it was a household contact of the other

Jane Sutton

Jeanne Cartwright

Thank you for keeping us informed.

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