The NSW SES has had over 100 teams in the field, with 300 volunteers working throughout yesterday and into last night assisting affected properties with emergency temporary repairs. The hardworking volunteers will be out again today as the response continues.
The Bureau of Meteorology has advised that windy conditions will persist throughout the day, easing later in the afternoon. Although Sydney has been taken off the Severe Weather Warning, strong winds are still expected to be a feature of today across the city. The Severe Weather Warning remains in place for the Hunter, Illawarra, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and ACT forecast districts. Blizzard conditions are possible near alpine areas of the Snowy Mountains this morning with snow from above 900 metres, retreating to above 1100 metres later today.
As these strong winds continue, the NSW SES is advising people to:
- Stay indoors away from windows, bring children and pets inside
- Stay clear of fallen trees and power lines
- Put away or secure loose items around the yard or balcony that can blow around in windy conditions.
- Park vehicles under cover or away from trees and power lines
- Do not go sightseeing
For emergency help in a storm call the NSW SES on 132 500. Dial 000 (triple zero in life-threatening situations.
For more information go to www.stormsafe.com.au