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Busy storm season for Port SES Volunteers - Port Stephens Examiner

by Amanda Hyde | April 14, 2016

THE official storm season has come to an end and it has been a busy period for the NSW SES volunteers who have responded to more than 260 storm and flood jobs across Port Stephens.

Volunteers from the Tomaree Unit at Corlette and the Port Stephens Unit at Raymond Terrace gave up their time from work and family to attend to tasks where trees were down or roofs were leaking or damaged. 

Storms can happen at any time so it’s important to prepare your home by maintaining yards and balconies, cleaning gutters, trimming overhanging branches, checking roofs are in good repair, preparing emergency kits and making emergency plans. 

A little time taken in preparing can make all the difference between an inconvenience and a disaster.

The official storm season runs from October 1 to March 31 each year but the NSW SES is encouraging people to prepare their homes now to limit the amount of damage suffered in severe weather. 

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