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SES: Heroes of the Storm

Sources: NSW State Emergency Services

Some heroes wear capes, some wear spandex, and then there are those dressed in fluorescent orange. Through the wild surf, falling snow, and unpredictable winds we’ve been experiencing this week, there has been one constant: our local SES teams.

Since the recent savage weather began, SES crews around the state have responded to over 540 calls for assistance. Teams have already completed 24 jobs from St Georges Basin, and another 20 in Shellharbour alone, with the most common request being for assistance with roof damage and fallen trees.

But not all residents heeded pre storm advice from the Bureau of Meteorology to secure loose articles around the house and in the backyard. As crews have responded to several instances of trampolines and play equipment stuck in very interesting situations.

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The SES wants to emphasise the importance of residents taking the time to tie down loose items, or secure them inside where possible.

If you need SES Emergency assistance call 132 500, and remember to thank your unsung heroes in orange.