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Fierce Kiama tornado left trail of destruction - Illawarra mercury

by By Dominic Geiger | July 29, 2014

As heavy rain and wind began lashing the South Coast in the early hours of February 24 last year, Kiama SES operations coordinator Anthony Moncrieff rushed to his unit's headquarters.

There, he found 50 jobs waiting in the computer system.

But before he and his volunteers could help the public, they had to help the town's fire brigade.

"We got a call from the fire brigade saying, 'Can you help us get our trucks out, then we'll help you'," Mr Moncrieff said.

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