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Bureau forecast puts SES crews on alert

ses wingecarribee january 14 2022

The Wingecarribee SES Unit has been kept busy because of the recent rain.

Since the start of the year there have been 50 requests for assistance, with most of those jobs for fallen trees and leaking roofs.

Anywhere between 150 and 300 millimetres is expected over the next 10 days.

Inspector Dylan Whitelaw said people need to be carrying out regular maintenance around the house.

"Coming into the new year, it's a fantastic time to remind people, that one of the most common causes of a leaking roofs are blocked gutters,

"It's extremely important that homeowners take care and maintain houses, because it prevents further damage that can occur during wild weather,"Mr. Whitelaw said.

Image: Wingecarribee SES 

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