Cleanup Expected to Take Days, After Deadly Storm on Sydney's Northern Beaches [Headlines] - Hope 103.2

Cleanup Expected to Take Days, After Deadly Storm on Sydney’s Northern Beaches [Headlines]

The State Emergency Service said clean-up will take days, after a deadly storm hit Sydney's Northern Beaches yesterday afternoon.

By Hope NewsroomMonday 20 Dec 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

The State Emergency Service said clean-up will take days, after a deadly storm hit Sydney’s Northern Beaches yesterday afternoon.

A 68 year old woman died, while two other women were critically injured when a large tree and powerlines came down at a carpark in Narrabeen.

Roofs had been ripped off homes, and trees and power lines were brought down.

The state has recorded 2,501 new COVID cases in the past 24 hours.

Premier Dominic Perrottet says people need to take personal responsibility to avoid catching, and spreading, COVID-19.

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The state government is resisting calls to reinstate mandatory masks and QR code check-ins.

The Premier is preparing to unveil his new look cabinet, with nine new ministers expected to be sworn in.

Adam Marshall will lose his position as Agriculture Minister and Deputy Premier Paul Toole is expected to takeover Police.

More strike action by rail workers will cause disruptions to the evening commute.

Rail staff will stop work for eight hours, from 8pm, as they demand safety and privatisation commitments during ongoing enterprise agreement negotiations.

A man is in custody after a 90-minute stand-off with police at Cabramatta in Sydney’s South West last night.

After drought, flood and mouse plague, there is a new challenge facing the state’s farmers.

Locust eggs are expected to hatch in the state’s south in the coming weeks, prompting fears that it may develop into a plague.

Airlines are cracking down on bad behaviour ahead of Christmas.

Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and REX are launching the ‘No More Carry On’ campaign.

 

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