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Storming into new season

The SES is warning Clarence Valley residents to be prepared for the approaching storm season following Tuesday’s thunderstorm.
The SES is warning Clarence Valley residents to be prepared for the approaching storm season following Tuesday’s thunderstorm. Rodney Stevens

IT TRANSFORMED the clear sky on Tuesday into an ominous sea of dark, dangerous clouds overshadowing the Clarence Valley and it brought a severe warning with it; storm season is fast approaching.

Despite the State Emergency Service (SES) receiving no call outs for help in the aftermath of the storm, Caroline Ortel, SES regional controller for the Clarence and Nambucca area said residents could expect more wild weather in the coming months and urged everyone to be prepared.

“Considering the way the storm looked on Tuesday, it was a very good result for the SES not to have any jobs in its wake,” she said.

“But there will always be another storm, especially as we come into spring and summer.”

The SES is encouraging residents to prepare for the storm season by clearing debris from their properties and removing blockages from gutters and drains.

If assistance is required after a storm, contact the SES on 132 500.

During the 24 hours to 9am yesterday, 8.2 millimetres of rain was recorded in Grafton.

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting scattered showers across the Clarence Valley for the remainder of the week.

Topics:  clarence valley storms weather



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