Windy weekend does little damage to region: SES

The weekend warnings predicted winds averaging between 60 and 75km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h. Photo: file.
The weekend warnings predicted winds averaging between 60 and 75km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h. Photo: file.

According to Goulburn SES Local Controller Robert Bell it was a “surprising” couple of days with little damage reported over the windy weekend.

Despite warning from the Bureau of Meteorology for the Southern Tablelands, Mr Bell said there was only one call out made to the SES as winds reached a top of 80 km/h in the region.

On Saturday, the Goulburn SES unit was called out to Victoria Street after neighbours noticed one house was losing its roof.

The sheet iron which was bent due to the wind was secured that very day.

“I can’t believe we only had the one job. It was surprising as winds got up to 80 km/h at one point,” he said. “It was pretty good.” 

The weekend warnings predicted winds averaging between 60 and 75km/h with peak gusts in excess of 90 km/h.

The SES advise people to ensure vehicles are undercover or away from trees, secure loose items around the house and to keep eight metres away from fallen power lines or fallen fences.

  • To contact your local SES Unit call 132 500.

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