8.31am: There are still about 180 houses without electricity in Epsom and Huntly, nine in Eaglehawk and two in Whipstick this morning.
Powercor expect to have electricity restored by 10am today.
Hundreds of houses in and around Lockington, Echuca and Newstead are still without power.
8.22am: BUREAU of Meteorology duty forecaster Rob Dickson said Bendigo was spared the worst of the storm.
About six millimetres of rain fell on Bendigo last night, with wind gusts getting up to 76 km/h.
Maximum wind gusts got up to 120 km/h in other parts of the state.
“Bendigo didn’t quite see as much wind as other places,” he said.
Mr Dickson said the storm front had passed through, but another windy day was forecasted for tomorrow.
“The rain band has contracted to eastern Victoria," he said.
“There’s likely to be a shower or two throughout the day but no more significant rainfall.
“It’s going to be another windy day tomorrow, with another front coming through.
“We are likely to see another severe weather warning for southern and mountain areas and in the west.”
There is still currently a severe weather warning for the region for damaging winds.
There is also a warning issued to sheep graziers over the most of the state, as cold temperatures, showers and strong westerly winds are expected during Tuesday.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns there is a high risk of losses of lambs and sheep exposed to these conditions.
7.42am: BENDIGO police are busy dealing with reports of damage from the storm this morning.
Sergeant Frank Peiffer said police were not called out to many incidents overnight.
"It seems to be hitting us now though," he said.
"There's a few trees down so we're busy dealing with that."
7.15am: BENDIGO and the north west of Victoria seemingly escaped a huge storm unscathed last night, despite 70 km/h winds lashing the region.
Bendigo’s SES was called out to 20 requests, with the majority trees down on roads.
However, the figure pales into insignificance compared to the whole state, which recorded 1200 requests statewide.
SES spokesman Toby Borella said the majority of these came from Melbourne.
“The call outs were fairly consistent with damaging winds, but it looks like Bendigo and the north west escaped the worst of it,” he said.
Last night: Acting Sergeant Shane Walker from Kyabram was working at Echuca Police Station last night and said the district had been lucky to escape property damage or human injuries.
"I don’t know how someone didn't have an accident," he said.
"There were plenty of trees down at Lockington, Rochester, Rushworth and Corop.
"Some of Echuca got hit but we had only minor issues.
"There were a couple of roads blocked but they were cleared pretty quickly."
Acting Sergeant Walker said Echuca members attended Mount Terricks Road where there were five trees in a row down.
"It was like a small hurricane. Locals had tractors out and were pushing things around."
Powercor reported more than 800 homes were without power in the Rushworth area, 378 in Lockington and 74 in Rochester last night.
Other power outages were reported in Bamawm, Calivil, Colbinabbin, Elmore, Girgarre East, Kerang, Lake Charm, Lockington, Pyramid Hill, Rochester, Rushworth, Stanhope South, Swan Hill.
There were also reports of trees down at Dunolly, Wedderburn, Redesdale and Eaglehawk.
The storm was just hitting Bendigo as the Advertiser went to press.