Mayor Gair thanks wind storm responders

12 September, 2019Posted in: Roads and Assets

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Duncan Gair has praised Council’s Infrastructure Services staff for their role in cleaning up after last weekend’s wild weather.

“Our reports indicate our staff responded to almost one hundred calls for assistance across the Shire over the weekend,” the Mayor said.

“These calls included clearing fallen trees and branches and re-opening roads after wind gusts topped one hundred kilometres per hour!”

A number of fallen trees brought down electrical power lines which required coordination with Endeavour Energy to reconnect power to homes and businesses.

Council’s Infrastructure Services staff will use the days ahead to attend to any outstanding clean-up jobs.

“I’d like to also take this opportunity to thank our Shire’s emergency service responders including our local Police and State Emergency Service personnel,” the Mayor added.

“These teams worked across the weekend, including the evenings, to make our Shire safe and we owe them a debt of gratitude.”

For emergency help in storms contact the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) on phone 132 500.

For life threatening emergencies always call ‘000’.