Damaging winds forecast to hit Gippsland this afternoon
 Baw Baw News   By // 15:38, Sunday 5 August 2012

A SEVERE WEATHER warning has been issued for Gippsland residents.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting winds peaking at 95km/h will hit parts of West, South West, Central, South and East Gippsland forecast districts this afternoon.


Winds are expected to average between 55 and 70km/h.

The State Emergency Service advises residents to move vehicles undercover or away from trees, secure loose outdoor items and not to approach fallen power lines.

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