Trees uprooted as gusty winds whip coast on Saturday night

Strong and gusty winds raced up the coast on Saturday night, impacting fire affected communities on the South Coast, before leaving trees downed in Southern Sydney.

Wind gusts of up to 80km/h were recorded at midnight, resulting in more than 190 jobs for NSW SES. The majority of calls were received within the Sutherland Shire and Eastern Suburbs of Sydney for fallen trees on roads and properties, some blocking access to homes.

Unit attending storm damaged house

At 11am on Saturday, less than 50 jobs remained outstanding and NSW SES voluneers are working to assist residents as quickly as possible.

Further south, volunteers in Cooma were called to assist residents impacted by a damaged water reservoir tank, which flooded several backyards.

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW SES on 132 500 or if life-threatening call 000.

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