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Storm damage left one house uninhabitable on Thursday night as destructive wild weather swept across the western region. At least four properties lost their roofs and trees fell on houses, prompting more than 20 calls for help from the Dubbo and Wellington districts, the State Emergency Service (SES) reported. Wellington district towns bore the brunt, with crews responding to 20 call-outs, SES western zone commander David Monk said on Friday. At Dubbo there were eight jobs, “a couple of trees on houses, most of it was trees on ground”. The wider Wellington district “by far copped the brunt of the event” and the majority of the SESs work was at Yeoval, Euchareena and Stuart Town, Mr Monk said. “A number of roofs and pergolas were blown off buildings,” he said. “So the crew was pretty busy last night, trying to tarp those and just make temporary repairs. “One of the places in particular was not inhabitable and people had to go and relocate to friends and relatives to stay the night.” While it was storm season, this week had been somewhat unusual. “We havent traditionally seen days on end of severe thunderstorms in the past, but the conditions have been just right with hot warm days, humid conditions, and low pressure systems and so far weve had basically severe thunderstorms three days in a row,” Mr Monk said. “And there is a slight possibility of a slight thunderstorm this afternoon, but certainly not expecting anything like we had on Wednesday and Thursday.” The SES had nine crews out in the field on Thursday night, about 20 volunteers in total. “They worked throughout the night, most of them finished up about 2 oclock in the morning this morning, just finishing off the last of the jobs,” Mr Monk said. The SES had received “only a handful of jobs” on Friday morning. “Theyll be actioned by daytime crews today, and hopefully most of those should be completed by this afternoon,” Mr Monk said. The SES had not received any calls from Narromine, but the zone commander had seen “seen different reports of wind speeds of between 90 and 100km/h through the area”.

Storm damage left one house uninhabitable on Thursday night as destructive wild weather swept across the western region.

At least four properties lost their roofs and trees fell on houses, prompting more than 20 calls for help from the Dubbo and Wellington districts, the State Emergency Service (SES) reported.

Wellington district towns bore the brunt, with crews responding to 20 call-outs, SES western zone commander David Monk said on Friday.

At Dubbo there were eight jobs, “a couple of trees on houses, most of it was trees on ground”.

The wider Wellington district “by far copped the brunt of the event” and the majority of the SESs work was at Yeoval, Euchareena and Stuart Town, Mr Monk said.

“A number of roofs and pergolas were blown off buildings,” he said.

“So the crew was pretty busy last night, trying to tarp those and just make temporary repairs.

“One of the places in particular was not inhabitable and people had to go and relocate to friends and relatives to stay the night.”

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While it was storm season, this week had been somewhat unusual.

“We havent traditionally seen days on end of severe thunderstorms in the past, but the conditions have been just right with hot warm days, humid conditions, and low pressure systems and so far weve had basically severe thunderstorms three days in a row,” Mr Monk said.

“And there is a slight possibility of a slight thunderstorm this afternoon, but certainly not expecting anything like we had on Wednesday and Thursday.”

The SES had nine crews out in the field on Thursday night, about 20 volunteers in total.

“They worked throughout the night, most of them finished up about 2 oclock in the morning this morning, just finishing off the last of the jobs,” Mr Monk said.

The SES had received “only a handful of jobs” on Friday morning.

“Theyll be actioned by daytime crews today, and hopefully most of those should be completed by this afternoon,” Mr Monk said.

The SES had not received any calls from Narromine, but the zone commander had seen “seen different reports of wind speeds of between 90 and 100km/h through the area”.

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