Hail Storm Hits Northern Rivers Hard

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Northern Rivers emergency crews are busy cleaning up the aftermath of yesterday’s severe hail storm.

Reports of hail came from Casino and Lismore, across the coast to Byron Bay and north to Murwillumbah.

Worst hit was Suffolk Park, with hail the size of golf balls and trees falling through roofs and onto fences and cars.

The deputy region controller for the State Emergency Service (SES), Darren Winkler, says the SES has been inundated with calls for help.

“In total we’ve had 70 requests for assistance. At 12 o’clock last night we still had 30 that had been ‘uncompleted’, so we’ll get to them today. We’ll be talking with bureau today but we don’t think we’ll get any storms this afternoon,” he said.

Saint Helena residents says the storm is the worst they have seen in 40 years.

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