When they say it never rains but pours, they could easily be talking about the week gone by. As if it was not hard enough with floods triggered by the east coast low, it was topped and tailed with two tragedies - a death on Culburra Road at the beginning of the week and a death in Bomaderry at the end.
Residents who live by St Georges Basin in Sanctuary Point and Sussex Inlet want the long-awaited flood management plan completed and action taken to prevent indundation of their homes. It might not have that ready but council was quick to offer free tipping for tree debris caused by the storm.
Add to all that the growing uncertainty about the spread of COVID-19 and it's little wonder we're feeling anxious. Local police have been helping out at the Victorian border, ensuring only those permitted to enter NSW get past the checkpoints. They're also continuing to do compliance checks on venues to see they're abiding by the new, tighter regulations.
Council is also reminding businesses to complete their COVID safe registration.
These are challenging times and it falls to all of us to do our best to stay safe. That means distancing, hand hygiene and getting tested if feeling even mild symptoms. Oh, and if you can't maintain social distance, wear a mask. It's another layer of defence to help slow the spread.
Stay safe everyone.