A Taste of Winter

A Taste of Winter

The long Perth summer came to an abrupt end this week, with multiple cold fronts hitting Perth and the greater metropolitan area over the last few days. 

Crews from Northshore SES finally got to dust off their overalls and head out into the wet and windy weather to help those that had been impacted by the rain and/or the wind.

On Thursday evening, crews headed out to Mosman Park, Claremont and Jolimont to deal with leaking skylights, leaking roofs, and water pouring through light fititngs.

On Friday crews were kept busy attending to calls in Nedlands, City Beach, Wembley and Floreat. Jobs ranged from a single broken tile to a leaking roof, with the days efforts ending up with a 2nd storey roof off in Floreat, at which a crew of 7 worked into the night to make the house safe and watertight. 

Local Manager Northshore SES Nick Elliott said that he was very proud of the way this his volunteers responded to the recent events. “This is what we do. This is literally our ‘bread and butter’. Our volunteers train week in, week out, to be ready and able to attend to callouts just like these”.  

The SES recieved over 60 calls on Thursday evening, with more being recieved over Friday and Saturday. Conditions are expected to ease into Sunday morning.