Storm, November 6, 2017: John Jeayes praises workers and volunteers

Care taken: An Essential Energy operator guides a broken branch to the ground. Photo: John Jeayes
Care taken: An Essential Energy operator guides a broken branch to the ground. Photo: John Jeayes

A short but powerful storm created some serious damage but organisations like the State Emergency Service and Essential Energy earned praise from grateful residents.

The storm left a trail of damage and thousands of homes without power on November 6.

An Essential Energy operator ropes a heavy branch to avoid nesting owls. Photo: John Jeayes

An Essential Energy operator ropes a heavy branch to avoid nesting owls. Photo: John Jeayes

John Jeayes from North Shore said his problem was not as serious as some affecting nearby residents but he was very impressed with the friendly and competent service provided by those workers and volunteers who helped him clean up.

Mr Jeayes said he was most concerned by the heavy crown of a large red gum in the front of his yard, which had snapped off but was caught in branches, and was likely to fall across power lines to his neighbour's home.

Mr Jeayes said he was very impressed with the professionalism of the Essential Energy operators who acted with great care to maintain the safety of their work crew and the mother tawny frogmouth and her baby which were in the fork of the tree.

A mother and baby tawny frogmouth are safe and sound. Photo: John Jeayes

A mother and baby tawny frogmouth are safe and sound. Photo: John Jeayes