Wind cooks up damage across region

Picture: Fire and Rescue NSW
Picture: Fire and Rescue NSW

Fire and Rescue NSW have been busy since yesterday afternoon attending to calls relating to wind and storm emergencies, including trees and powerlines down across the Sydney basin.

These calls included reports of the large bucket sign breaking up at the KFC in Hoxton Park.

Firefighters found the bucket was disintegrating in the wind and large sharp panels were at risk of falling and blowing onto the road and footpath.

A fire engine with a large ladder was called from St Andrews Fire Station and crews worked in difficult conditions to make the scene safe.

A tree came down on a car on Campbelltown Road. Picture: Fire and Rescue NSW

A tree came down on a car on Campbelltown Road. Picture: Fire and Rescue NSW

Elsewhere, Fire and Rescue NSW crews attended numerous other storm and wind related calls, including a large tree down on a car on Campbelltown Road in Bardia. The occupant suffered minor injuries and crews worked to clear the roadway.

A Fire and Rescue NSW spokesperson said: "Triple zero should always be called in an emergency, all non-emergency storm related requests for assistance should be placed with the NSW State Emergency Service by calling 132 500".