Storm impact at Kew and Kendall

Trees down. Photo: Brendan Zyp.
Trees down. Photo: Brendan Zyp.

The NSW SES Camden Haven unit were called out to four incidents after a storm ripped through parts of Kew and Kendall on Tuesday, November 6. 

One resident described it as a ‘mini tornado’ where the wind whipped through and ‘snapped 100 year old trees like nothing’.

“Very narrow path and destructive,” he said. 

NSW SES Port Macquarie Hastings local controller Paul Burg said members of the unit were called to four jobs. These included fallen branches on power lines and a tree which landed on a car at Kew. 

Kendall Public School put a post on its social media page to ask parents to be ‘mindful and safe when dropping children to school’. 

“We hope everyone has managed to stay safe this afternoon (November 6) after the freak storm that hit parts of Kendall,” the post said. 

“SES will be working through the night to clear the area around the school.”

NSW SES Mid North Coast volunteers responded to 41 requests across the region for emergency storm assistance as a result of damage to properties caused by the November 6 storm. 

A spokesperson said the impact was felt the most in the Taree area, with 24 requests for assistance in relation to trees down on houses and roof damage.

More storms are predicted to hit areas of the Camden Haven on Wednesday, November 7. 

To find out how you can prepare your property and what to do in storms visit www.ses.nsw.gov.au

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