On Friday 29th October, after a windy night with howling wind and driving rain which continued through the day, many residents woke to experience trees down and other damage and power outages. Most of the local shops were impacted and had to be closed for the day.
Holm Park Road had many trees down including one, which landed on a fence and brought down power lines.
This plunged the area into darkness for 3 days before power was restored.
Fifteen houses as well as Holm Park reserve facilities were impacted. Many of the homes rely on electricity and have tank water.
Thank you to kind neighbours and friends who came to the rescue with thermoses and available fridge space and help with meals.
Sunday was a full day’s work to repair the power lines and poles and replace an unsafe pole.
Thank you to the great Ausnet team and traffic management team who kept everyone informed while the work was carried out.
Since then, on Friday 12th November heavy rain was falling in the area and many places were flooded.
We want to remind everyone not to attempt to drive into water especially under the railway viaduct at Beaconsfield as it floods very quickly.