SES praised after winds rip antenna
A RESIDENT has praised the response of Harvey State Emergency Service volunteers during storms on Friday, July 28, after a house’s antenna was ripped from the roof.
An antennae system torn from its concrete base by the high winds flew across to punch a hole in the house’s tiled roof, resident Myrtle Andrews said.
Part of the system also lay across a neighbouring house’s driveway.
Mrs Andrews said the antenna’s position was unstable and had to be dismantled to prevent further damage.
A protective covering was installed over the damage and the debris cleared.
Mrs Andrews said she was impressed by the volunteers’ coordinated and prompt response.
“I was greatly impressed by the careful and well coordinated teamwork of the members in dealing with the tangled mess of bent pipes and wires,” she said.
“An unusual task and in the stormy conditions.”
“I wish to congratulate and thank the team for restoring our homes to safe, liveable conditions and for preventing further damage by the following wild storm that increased in severity overnight.”
Harvey’s volunteers were only called out to two incidents during the Friday storm despite the wild conditions.
The nearest Bureau of Meteorology weather station in Bunbury recorded wind speeds of 76kmh, the highest for the month.
Debris from the antennae system blocks a neighbouring driveway.
Harvey State Emergency Service volunteers were called when high winds ripped an antennae system from its base on Friday, July 28.