Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

SES leaders gather in Tamworth

By Catherine Clifford, Friday July 26, 2013 - 23:32 EST

Around 40 volunteers from the Namoi State Emergency Service are gathering in Tamworth this weekend for an SES leaders conference.

The leaders are meeting at Tamworth Airport to discuss how they handled the region's emergencies over the last 12 months.

SES Namoi Region covers 55,000 square kilometres from Quirindi in the south, to Guyra and Walcha in the north, and west to the Pilliga.

Acting Region Controller, Andrew Galvin, says it's been an active and busy year, with two significant storm events for volunteers.

"We had two major storm events throughout the Namoi Region with the first, of course, on December 3 was the Tamworth hailstorm and we were able to channel resources very quickly to that and complete all the jobs we received within 36 hours," he said.

"Then, we had the Namoi storms, on January 13, which involved over 200 jobs."


© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Third time's a charm at Auckland's Eden Park

12:16 EDT

Conditions will be good for players and spectators alike for the third Bledisloe Cup match at Auckland's Eden Park tonight.

Melbourne weather: 'Bleak' weekend forecast with warmth unlikely until November, BOM says

11:48 EDT

Victorians have been advised to rug up and stay indoors as a cold front moves across the state this weekend, with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) warning there is no real warmth expected until November.

Perth blanketed in smoky haze from prescribed burns as alert issued

19:01 EDT

A smoke haze across Perth from prescribed burns has prompted an alert from the Department of Parks and Wildlife.