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janinerSat, 13/01/2018 - 2:47pm
Storm over Port Stephens

The Cove experienced storms on both Monday and Tuesday evenings.

The first storm hit just before 8pm and came from the northwest in a line from the Barrington Tops area. Wind speeds were high enough to blow the doors off our neighbour’s garden shed. The thunder, lightning, wind and rain passed very quickly but the storm left us without power for 3 hours. The power flickered a few times before finally dying at about 8pm. It was not restored until 11pm, so it was an evening spent finding the emergency lamps and wondering whether it was worth the effort...

janinerFri, 05/01/2018 - 12:44pm
Flooding by King Tide

The Cove had some minor flooding this week. It coincided with the summer king tide, which this year was higher than normal.

Spring tides occur every fortnight and roughly coincide with the new and full moons. There are two king tides a year, one in summer and one in winter. This is all caused by the orbit of the moon around the earth and to a lesser extent the orbit of the earth around the sun.

The first full moon this year was a “super moon” when the moon was closest to the earth- a full 50,000km closer...

peterfFri, 14/04/2017 - 10:25am

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Tony Day presents certificatedougkFri, 10/07/2015 - 12:36pm

On Monday last (July 6) a contingent from the Mid North Coast SES team visited the Cove to say thank you to the whole Cove community.

SES team receive $3500 chequedougkSun, 24/05/2015 - 1:22pm

On Saturday Night (May 23) the Cove community dug deep to express its appreciation of the splendid efforts of the SES during the April storms. At the end of the night the SES were presented with a cheque for $3,500 but when the receipts from donations, entry fees, raffles, auction sales and competitions are all combined, the final figure is likely to be even higher. Not a bad effort from one small village!

kathkThu, 21/05/2015 - 11:56am

The SES Post-Storm Community Forum was held in Tea Gardens on Tuesday 19 May. A small group of enthusiastic community members (including six from the Cove) joined a contingent of SES staff and volunteers from the Mid North Coast Region of SES for a debriefing session. To assist in April's huge SES operation, involving thousands of hours of volunteer effort, SES teams came from far and wide. Additional assistance also came from other groups including the RFS.

In responding to disasters which involve storms, floods and tsunamis, it is SES which takes the lead role. This storm event was...

siriusSun, 17/05/2015 - 7:08pm

Over much of the past week or so, Council workers have been clearing piles of branches from the Cove. It has been a slow job and there is much more still to do.

Kate Washington visit.mpicklesSat, 16/05/2015 - 2:42pm

Put 9:30 am on Friday 22 May in your diary to attend an important forum.

The Minister for Emergency Services NSW has called on Local MPs to conduct meetings with the community to gather information through Storm Emergency and Recovery Community Feedback Forums. Kate Washington MP for Port Stephens will be conducting the forum for North Arm Cove residents 9:30 am on Friday 22 May at the Community Hall. This is a great opportunity to put forward issues for NAC around communication and emergency response. Kate is keen to gather as much information as possible in this exercise that...

dougkWed, 13/05/2015 - 3:23pm

The SES did a fantastic job following April's cyclonic storm events. While these events are still fresh in our memories, it is a good time to see what we can learn from our experiences. It will help the community to be better prepared should something similar happen again. To aid this process the SES are holding a public meeting at the Baptist Church in Tea Gardens.

Not before next Wednesday dougkMon, 27/04/2015 - 4:45pm

Received from Len Roberts 27 April 2015 13:55:28: (Update in comment below.)
Hello all, Council has unexpectedly been able to get garbage compactors and excavator and will be cleaning up the existing mess only starting tomorrow. The Garbage compactors are only available this week. Only storm damage will be taken.

Grass and garden clippings will not be taken as they are not covered under the emergency funding. Once the truck has been down a street it will not be back.

From tomorrow people will not be able to place the vegetation on the street but...


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