Severe Weather and Thunderstorms Continue to Impact Eastern NSW06/11/2017 05:02 PM
The NSW SES has received 466 jobs since the commencement of this event 1pm Sunday. The majority of jobs types relate to leaking roofs, roof damage and fallen trees and branches. The low is forecast to track southeast through the central inland during Monday before intensifying off the south coast Monday afternoon.
A small intense cell has impacted parts of Toukley with significant damage reported. Wyong Unit are currently attending to 92 jobs in the Toukley area. 5 field teams are working through the jobs, reports of homes that have lost their roofs. Fire and Rescue NSW is on site providing support at this location.
Kurri Kurri and Cessnock areas have also been impacted by a small intense cell, with 128 RFA’s reported for this location. Damage is predominantly wind related, with the Library and Community Centre sustaining damage. Power outages are occurring in the East Maitland area. Rain is reducing however there is still risk of further damaging winds.
The SES Units with greatest jobs are:
- Cessnock City Unit 121 jobs
- Wyong Unit 92 jobs
- Gosford Unit 15 jobs
Current warnings in place for NSW are:
- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Mid North Coast, North West Slopes and Plains, Northern Tablelands and parts of Hunter and Upper Western Forecast Districts.
- Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS for people in South Coast and parts of Illawarra and Southern Tablelands Forecast Districts.
- And cancellation of Detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Maitland/Cessnock and Greater Newcastle areas.
To view all current warnings, visit the Bureau’s website here: http://bit.ly/1dPyboF
Our volunteers are out in the field attending these jobs but with more thunderstorm activity forecast we are asking to prepare their properties now as this is just the beginning of storm season. Make sure you park your car undercover and away from trees power lines.
For emergency help in flood, storm and tsunami please call NSW SES on 132 500. If life threatening call triple zero (000).
Learn more about how to prepare for storms this storm season