Rain leads to two emergency calls

THE STATE Emergency Services (SES) responded to calls in South Dubbo after two roofs started leaking due to the eight millimetres of rain which fell on Thursday night.

The Dubbo unit quickly responded by covering the roofs with tarps to stop the rain coming into the homes.

Deputy local controller of the Dubbo unit Paul Allen said the SES was prepared for event like this coming in to storm season.

"Rainfall like that of Thursday night is very common and is expected for the next four months," he said.

"Regular maintenance which includes checking there are no cracked roof tiles, ensuring the gutters are clean and that there are no overhanging branches, are good ways to prevent a roof leakage."

He urged residents to be extra careful when storm warnings are issued and during periods of strong winds, as they would have a better opportunity to prepare for a potential flood.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology Geurie received 22 millimetres of rainfall on Thursday night, the most in the Orana region.

The rain is expected to ease this weekend, with Dubbo to see some sunshine today with a top of 26 degrees and 27 degrees tomorrow.

The temperature is expected to reach 30 degrees in Dubbo next week.

anthony.cini@ruralpress.com

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