SORRENTO SES is reminding Mornington Peninsula residents to prepare properties in the lead up to stormy weather.
That includes trimming trees, clearing gutters, securing loose objects, outdoor furniture and trampolines, and ensuring an emergency plan is in place.
Residents could also check if elderly neighbours require assistance.
Volunteers had their work cut out for them on 23 June, when a large tree blocked Arthurs Seat Road in Red Hill.
Sorrento SES attended at 4.30 am, and it took volunteers two and a half hours to clear the tree and re-open the road.
Deputy controller Margaret Davis said it was a reminder to the community that SES members are volunteers and everyone who worked on the Red Hill job went to work later that morning.
Davis said it was a good time to remind people to be aware of their surrounding in bad weather.
“Please if you do have to drive in stormy weather, do not drive through flooded water, do not park under trees or power lines and drive to the conditions,” she said.
“Remember the number to call for assistance for storm and flood incidents is 132 500 or 000 if the event is life threatening.”