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Apr 19

Wild weather keeps Hills SES busy three days

This tree was uprooted in The Hills during the weekend storm. Photo courtesy M Palmer-Burton, as posted on The Hills SES Facebook pageThe Hills SES was the third-busiest SES unit across Sydney Western Region on the weekend, receiving 140 storm job requests from Saturday, 2pm.
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The Hills SES controller, Evelyn Lester, said crews dealt with trees down on houses, blocked roads and damage to property caused by strong winds which at their peak reached 95 kmph at Balcombe Heights Estate, where her SES unit is based.

— Evelyn Lester‘‘Pizza it is, still in the dark”

— Shane SpringerNews shortly after 6pm.

She reminded residents to secure or put away loose items from yards and balconies, bring children and pets indoors and park cars under cover during storms.

They should also stay clear of fallen trees and power lines and damaged structures, she said.

For emergency assistance in floods and storms call the NSW SES on 132 500.

‘‘Follow the Hills SES Facebook pagefor regular updates during storms,’’ Ms Lestersaid.

■The NSW SES is divided into 17 regions based on major river systems.

■Sydney Western Region takes in The Hills, Auburn, Blacktown, Blue Mountains,Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Mount Druitt, Parramatta, and Penrith.

■Each region controller is responsible for the operational control of emergency flood and storm responses, including planning, training, operational support and other functions within their area of control.

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