Penrith SES volunteers were kept busy this last week as bad weather hit the area.
From Monday February 25 to Monday March 4 Penrith SES had completed 46 calls for help.
“We had a large range of requests this past week, we attended 20 calls for leaking roofs, 15 reports of trees down and 11 calls for flood threatening,” said Unit Controller Mr Scott Lynch.
On Friday March 1 Penrith SES received a call for a flood rescue in Londonderry of 23 greyhound dogs and 17 pups.
Upon arrival it was found the animals were safe and a few waterholes on the property were
beginning to overflow.
With help from the NSW Rural Fire Service, pumping was set up to remove the water from the kennel areas.
On Friday in North Penrith, a large gum tree fell across a resident’s yard and into the next-door neighbour’s property causing extensive damage to the garage.
The site was rendered safe and a team returned the next day to carry out the removal in daylight .
On Sunday, March 3, Penrith provided a flood boat and three crew members to help Sydney Western Region NSW SES at the flooded Webbs Creek near Wisemans Ferry.
For NSW SES help call 132 500.