Hunter State Emergency Services crews were kept busy over weekend responding to more than 160 calls for help after strong winds caused havoc across the region.
The New South Wales coast was buffeted by gale force winds from Friday afternoon causing widespread damage and power blackouts, but the winds have eased overnight.
SES Duty officer Mandy Hague says crews worked until yesterday afternoon responding to the flood of calls.
"Mainly along the coastline so our units from Cooranbong right through to our units at Tomaree," she said.
"Most of the jobs have been trees blown down, fences blown down, roof jobs with broken tiles or tree branches that have disrupted something on the roof.
"So crews have worked solidly over the three days.
She say crews are ready in case the wind picks up again, but the easing of conditions has given them a well-earned break.
"The guys have worked solidly for three days but you never know when the wind will pick up again," she said.
"Our guys are on standby all the time and should the public need us we can arrange for a crew to come out and have a look."
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