The Penrith New South Wales State Emergency Service has completed 14 requests for assistance over the weekend of the 23rd 24th February resulting from an east coast low-pressure system that moved across the eastern parts of the state.
This same pressure system that has seen major flooding along the North Coast of New South Wales and damaging winds on the South Coast.
Requests for assistance started mid Saturday morning and continued through until midday Sunday.
Five requests were for fallen trees and nine calls were for leaking roofs. Most leaking roofs were
caused by strong winds lifting tiles or television antennas being blown from their mountings.
Today Penrith NSW SES has received a further three jobs relating to trees down on properties.
Penrith NSW SES over the weekend continually monitored Londonderry and Llandilo along with other known flooding areas.
A swift water rescue technician was on standby, fortunately, no rescues were
Penrith NSW SES would like to encourage residents and homeowners to have their roof gutters
cleaned and roofs inspected and kept in good repair.
Clean gutters allow for the efficient removal of rainwater from the roofs.
With clogged gutters, the water becomes trapped and often makes its way into the roof cavity causing leaks and possible ceiling collapse.