Reprieve from wild weather but hazardous surf warning still current


Emergency services across the region were kept busy yesterday in the storm force winds. The SES responded to many calls including a damaged roof at Bega High School. Image courtesy Bega SES. 

The Far South Coast will have a reprieve from the wild weather that caused out of control fire outbreaks yesterday, trees down and damage to buildings.

Wind gusts on the coast exceeded 100km an hour in some places, and SES and fire crews from RFS, NSW Fire and Rescue, Forestry and NPWS were kept busy all day, as were Essential Energy workers with major power outages in the area. 

Among the damage one resident at Wolumla had a window in her home shatter in the wind, and Bega High School had damage to its roof. 

Fire crews did an incredible job putting out fires across the region.  Two of the fires, one at Wolumla and one at Bingie started from powerlines.