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    Wild winds whip Victoria

    Published on 30 January 2019, Wednesday, 5:53 AM

    Victorian tradies are likely to be in hot demand after destructive winds lashed the state recently, leaving a path of destruction in its wake.

    Almost 40,000 households across the state were left without power, after fallen power lines cause blackouts in a number of areas.

    The State Emergency Service received 1,700 calls for help at the peak of the storm, with 600 requests for assistance coming from Melbourne's metropolitan areas.

    "We've got quite a significant number of jobs to work through," SES spokesman Toby Borella said.

    Eltham, Knox, Warrigal and Emerald were the hardest hit areas.

    A weather warning remains in place across some parts, but as clean-up begins over the next few days tradesmen are likely to be inundated with work.

    With 23,000 homes across the state still without power, tradies may benefit from using generators available from their local Kennards Hire store to enable them to carry out recovery works.

    Generators are a huge boon to workmen in times of power outages - running off petrol, they allow jobs to be carried out as normal. 

    To remove fallen tree limbs and any dangerous branches, tradespeople will need to use access equipment such as cherry pickers or scissor lifts to remove debris safely.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.