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Army on the way

The state government has called on the Australian Army to assist Dandenong Ranges communities as the effects of the storm continue to take hold....

Classrooms and hearts open

After 18 months of disrupted learning, students at primary schools across the Dandenongs are dealing with further uncertainty as the mountain gears up for...

SES controllers send SOS for new unit

Unit controllers at two local SES branches are calling for a third unit to be established in the Dandenong Ranges as emergency services struggle...

Why was the storm so devastating for the Dandenongs?

A Dandenong Ranges based weather forecaster has attributed an “unusual” wind direction to the high-levels of destruction occurring across the Hills overnight on Wednesday...

Kalorama’s dark days

“Similar to Black Saturday. The whole place is devastated”. That’s how Kalorama CFA captain Bill Robinson describes the obliterating destruction in Kalorama following the unanticipated...

ADF bound for Ranges

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has been engaged to assist Dandenong Ranges communities as the storm clean-up continues, but residents will be waiting a...

Payments for ongoing power outages

Households suffering from ongoing power outages will be eligible for a weekly payment, the state government has confirmed. Acting Premier James Merlino visited Olinda on...

Hills water warning

Residents in the Hills have been warned not to drink tap water following last week's wild weather. Yarra Valley Water issued a warning at 2.30am...

Storm of support

The State Government has vowed to “stand shoulder to shoulder” with storm ravaged Hills communities as they begin to rebuild, despite no solid funding...

Support pours after storm

As dawn broke on Thursday morning, many across the Hills awoke to mass carnage and destruction on their doorstep. For others, the nightmare continues. But while...

New trail from Gembrook to Lilydale

A Belgrave man has developed a walking trail from Gembrook to Lilydale that leaves no portion of the picturesque Dandenong Ranges unseen. Jason Williams, an...

Aquatic centre has roof crushed

The roof of the Monbulk Aquatic Centre has been crushed after a tree fell during Wednesdays horror storm. The roof of the centre was...

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Army on the way

The state government has called on the Australian Army to assist Dandenong Ranges communities as the effects of the storm continue to take hold....