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City unscathed by wild winds

Wednesday, 10th September, 2014

Despite winds reaching speeds up to 43 kilometres per hour, and gusts of 61 kilometres overnight on Monday, the SES only had one call-out.

A north wind blasted the city from 10.30pm Monday night, well into the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

The winds continued to batter the city with north, north-westerly winds reaching speeds of 48 kilometres per hour and gusts of 69 kilometres an hour at 9.30am yesterday.

State Emergency Service controller Steve Moore said despite this, they only had one call out to fix a "loose ridge".

While the wind has slowed, the SES advised people to move vehicles under cover or away from trees, secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony and keep clear of fallen power lines.

"Be sure to move anything that might cause damage or hurt people," Mr Moore said.

"It is also important to get ready for storm season by cleaning out gutters to prevent build-up and any damage."

For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the NSW SES on 132 500. If the situation is life threatening call 000.

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