120 calls for help

CALLS asking the State Emergency Service for help started about 3am, as strong winds and heavy rain started to sweep through the Shoalhaven.

Nowra SES unit controller Mark Kielly said the damage was centred mainly on Sussex Inlet, Berrara, Sanctuary Point and St Georges Basin.

By 10.30am on Friday the unit had received more than 120 requests for assistance, mostly relating to leaking roofs, blocked gutters, and damage caused by localised flooding.

Around the Basin area there were also issues with hail and ice on the ground.

“It’s been a hectic morning,” Mr Kielly said.

The RFS has four crews out working in the field, backed up by two Rural Fire Service crews, comprising more than 30 volunteers in the community helping to address damage caused by the wild weather.

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