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Power still out after deadly Vic winds

AAP logoAAP 9/10/2016 Kaitlyn Offer, Luke Costin and Julian Drape

Thousands of Victorians may be without power until the middle of this week as authorities continue a massive clean-up after the state's deadly winds at the weekend.

Crews are still working to restore power to about 22,000 properties as of 6pm on Monday following the one-in-five year event on Sunday.

The winds killed a woman in her 50s who was crushed in her Millgrove home by a falling tree.

Another 20 people were treated after being hit by debris, Ambulance Victoria says, including:

- An 81-year-old woman with head injuries when a tree crashed into her Tecoma house;

- A man in his 20s with arm injuries after being hit by a tree while taking part in the Ride Around the Bay event;

- A man in his 60s taken to Ballarat Base Hospital after being hit by a tree limb while playing golf;

- A man in his 40s with neck injuries after he was hit by a jumping castle he was near in Sunshine.

Authorities have responded to 5200 calls for help since 7am on Sunday, with about 2100 trees felled and 1131 buildings damaged, Emergency Management Victoria says.

Damage forced Mater Christi College, Menzies Creek Primary School and The Patch Early Learning Centre to close on Monday.

Winds also created delays at Melbourne Airport on Sunday.

Most of the areas without power are in Melbourne's outer eastern suburbs, the Dandenong Ranges and the Upper Yarra.

AusNet Services spokesman Hugo Armstrong said power won't be restored to some residences until Wednesday.

"We hope to get a significant number of customers back today but there will be plenty of customers who will be off supply all day tomorrow and maybe into Wednesday," he told AAP on Monday.

The Department of Health and Human Services is working with energy providers to ensure customers dependent on power are being checked on.

Authorities are also reminding people to move food from fridges to freezers and use ice to keep food cold while power remains down.

A severe weather warning for strong winds was cancelled about 4.40pm on Monday, but flood warnings remain current for the north of the state.

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