The Hills’ wild storm
The Hills SES logged more than 900 calls for assistance following Saturday’s wild storm.
Most related to trees down and property damage in the Baulkham Hills, Castle Hill and West Pennant Hills areas.
As well as the Rural Fire Service crews, The Hills SES was supported by NSW SES Crews from areas as far away as Yass, Bathurst and Tambar Springs. The SES is asking people who no longer need assistance to call132 500 to let them know.
Hills Shire Mayor Michele Byrne congratulated everyone involved n the clean up. “A number of our key community facilities, including Waves Fitness and Aquatic Centre and others, were impacted and I understand that many staff and volunteers from these venues worked hard to get them up and running as quickly as possible.”
“A big thank you to those residents who helped to clear local roads and footpaths of debris – we truly appreciate your efforts to keep our neighbourhoods safe and tidy.
“We are so fortunate to live in a community that is quick to band together and help each other out in challenging times, and on behalf of everyone at The Hills Shire Council, I would like to thank everyone involved for their help and support.”
A Facebook post stated: “Our tireless volunteers have been working day and night to support the ongoing operation, both out in the field and in our Incident Management Team. We'd also like to acknowledge the support of all other emergency services for their assistance.”