Sydney hardest hit by Sunday’s winds

06/05/2020 05:51 AM

Strong winds swept across the state over the weekend, bringing down trees and causing a flurry of calls to the NSW State Emergency Service Operations Centre.

The NSW SES received more than 700 jobs across the state from Sunday through to Tuesday with Penrith, the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury the hardest hit areas in Sydney.

NSW SES Metro Zone Commander Stuart Fisher said that his team received more than 310 jobs across Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

“Our people worked hard to respond to the jobs as quickly as possible,” said Mr Fisher. “Most of the jobs were for trees that had fallen down across powerlines, roofs, fences and garages.”

The NSW SES also received 159 jobs for Northern NSW and the Mid North Coast as well as 116 across the Illawarra, Southern Highlands and South Coast.

For emergency help in flood and storm emergencies, please phone NSW SES on 132 500.

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