The NSW SES Batemans Bay Unit were kept busy on the coast over the weekend as strong north westerly winds caused damage attending to six Requests for Assistance as a result of the wind.
On Saturday a team of volunteers attended to tasks in Batehaven, Batemans Bay and Long Beach.
At Batehaven, two large branches were blown from a tree onto a garage roof with the team removing the branches and checking the roof for leaks. Fortunately none were found.
At Batemans Bay, a sign was compromised at a local business. The attending team created an exclusion area while contact was arranged with a local builder to attend and make the sign safe. At Long Beach, a large tree fell, preventing access and damaging a fence. The team removed the fallen tree and restored access. Unfortunately they couldn't do much for the fence!
On Sunday the volunteer crew attended further Requests for Assistance as a result of the wind.
At Surf Beach, a tree tried to take a rest from the wind and leant itself up against a house. The team removed the tree without damage to the house.
At Batemans Bay they were called to a large limb that had fallen over and damaged a fence, and threatened to cause damage to a pool.
Fortunately the Severe Weather Warning for Damagingind previously issued by the Bureau of Meteorology was cancelled at 4:40am Monday morning.
Reminder - if you wish for us for emergency help in floods or storms - your tree or branch needs to be preventing access, or fallen or threatening to fall on a structure. If there is a limb on your front yard you will need to contact an arborist for assistance.
For emergency assistance during storms, floods or tsunami, call NSW SES on 132 500.
For urgent, life-threatening situations, call Triple-Zero (000) immediately.