FRNSW response to strong winds across Sydney/Blue Mountains
Published: 27th October 2014
Since 2pm today, Fire & Rescue NSW has processed several hundred call for assistance. Firefighters have responded to more than 70 wind-related incidents across Sydney and the Blue Mountains, the majority of which have been trees or wires down. Numerous calls were referred to the NSW State Emergency Service.
Some of the incidents firefighters have responded to include:
- Eastern Creek | Roof off a building on Wallgrove Road. Firefighters removed the roof and stabilised the structure, before covering the roof in plastic.
- Concord | Tree on to a house causing a ceiling collapse and injuring one person.
- Glenbrook | Trees down on three cars at Glenbrook Railway Station. The tree has been removed and the area made safe.
- Medlow bath | Tree down across the Great Western Highway and one across the rail line. The tree was removed by firefighters from the highway. A crane had been organised to remove the tree from the rail line.
- Maroubra | Window loose on a building on Anzac Parade. Crews are attempting to gain access to the building to secure the window.
- Newtown | An advertising sign hanging from a building on King St.
Fire & Rescue NSW reminds people to call the NSW State Emergency Service for storm and wind related damage – 132 500. Only call Triple Zero (000) in a life threatening emergency.
People are reminded to stay clear of power lines that may have come down across footpaths and roads.