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NSW SES Volunteers clock up 90,000 hours in storm season - NSW SES

by | July 29, 2014

As the official storm season draws to a close today, statistics are being tallied showing that NSW SES volunteers spent over 90,000 hours responding to storm jobs across the state.

During the storm season volunteers gave up their time from work and family to attend to more than 12,000 jobs where trees were down or roofs were leaking or damaged. The majority of storm damage was seen in areas across Sydney, the Central Coast, Hunter and Illawarra regions.

NSW SES Acting Commissioner Jim Smith has reminded people not to be complacent even though the storm season has ended.

“We’ve seen severe weather affect Sydney and surrounding areas last week and over the weekend and we could see further storms throughout the year. It goes to show you that storms can happen anywhere at any time so people should be prepared for that,” he said.

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