Fairfield SES encourages safety while sun is out

Safety warning: The Fairfield SES work on removing a tree from a fence recently at Wetherill Park. Picture: Chris Lane
Safety warning: The Fairfield SES work on removing a tree from a fence recently at Wetherill Park. Picture: Chris Lane

Fairfield SES are reminding residents to remain vigilant about protecting their properties despite the recent run of good weather in April.

Low winds have meant reduced call-outs to the SES in spite of all but eight days in March having at least 0.2 millimetres of rain, the fewest number of dry March days in 27 years.

The recent storm on April 9 prompted five calls of assistance including a team that worked on a 10-metre tree that fell in Wetherill Park.

With the official storm season over, the SES is encouraging residents to make sure gutters are cleaned frequently to prevent leaking roofs.

The SES also reminds residents to never attempt to enter, walk, drive or play in flood waters and to not park cars under trees during a storm. Residents are also advised to stay clear of power lines during wild weather.

The full April-June forecast points to May and June drying out to some extent for Sydney, with odds favouring drier-than-usual conditions for May in particular, the Bureau of Meteorology predicts.

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