SES praised af­ter winds rip an­tenna

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

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.

Pic­tures Chris Thorne

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.

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