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FALLEN TREE NARROWLY MISSES GOONELLABAH HOME

SES crews across the far north coast have spent Easter Sunday cleaning up, after a night of wild weather. Chainsaws in hand, they quickly set about removing this 20-metre high tallowwood tree. Unable to withstand the storm, it came crashing down in the frontyard of a Goonellabah home, narrowly missing parked cars and a boat. All up, the SES received almost 30 calls for help. (NO AUDIO)

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BODY FOUND DURING SEARCH FOR MISSING WOMAN

A body has been found in bushland at Byron Bay, which police believe is that of Canadian national Natalie Perkins. Police and SES volunteers were searching an area near Butler Street this morning, when they made the discovery. The 36-year-old was last seen leaving a doctors appointment in Fletcher Street at Byron Bay, two weeks ago. The death is not being treated as suspicious. (NO AUDIO)

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SES URGES DRIVERS TO BE FLOODSAFE

The SES is urging people in the Northern Rivers to avoid driving through floodwaters after responding to two incidents this morning. Over the last 24-hours, Nashua and the Channon have received 120-millimetres of rain. 126-millimetres was recorded in Lake Ainsworth at Lennox Head. The Bureau of Meterology has no current flood warnings in place.

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STORM CELL CAUSES WIDESPREAD DAMAGE

Lismore Base Hospital was only one of several buildings to bear the brunt of yesterday’s severe storm. SES volunteers responded to 155 calls for help, with several roofs damaged by high winds and falling trees. Up to 1,200 Northern Rivers residents remain without electricity tonight, as Essential Energy crews continue to repair damaged power infrastructure. Most roads have now been cleared of debris, however more wild weather is expected throughout the week. (NO AUDIO)

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NEWCASTLE TEENAGER NAMED SES YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Newcastle State Emergency Service volunteer, Shaun Farmer was named the New South Wales SES Young Volunteer of the Year today. During a ceremony at NSW Parliament House, Minister for Emergency Services, David Elliot commended 17-year-old Shaun for his achievement. “It is clear Shaun is a young leader who recognises the value of community participation, hard work and camaraderie and I thank him for his commitment to the NSW SES,” Mr Elliott said. He participated in a NSW SES cadet program at Lambton High School in 2013. Shaun has been a member of the Newcastle unit for two years.

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