Since Sunday morning SES NSW has attended 900 calls..
Over the past three days SES Illawarra South Coast has responded to more than 200 calls for assistance.
The jobs include: 62 trees that had fallen or were on the brink of toppling;, 80 roofs that were leaking, 1 flood rescue of people trapped after driving through water and 14 homes that were at risk during a flash flood.
A gale force wind warning is still in place for the ocean but the severe weather warning has been removed.
The Illawarra Highway at Taylor Road in Albion Park is still closed. Use Tongarra Rd and Princes Highway - expect delays.
GERRINGONG: Alternating stop/slow in place on #PrincesHwy at Belinda St due to emergency road work. Expect significant delays.— Live Traffic NSW (@LiveTrafficNSW) August 18, 2014
The Audley Weir at Sir Bertram Stevens Drive in the Royal National Park is closed.
Traffic is affected on the Illawarra Highway at Wilsons Road at Burrawang.
For the latest traffic information, visit livetraffic.com or call 132 701.
While the worst of the rain and wind are over, the Shellharbour City SES has reminded people that as a large amount of damage that properties sustain can be prevented by some proper preparation.
Local controller Terrie-Ann Hurt said the most important thing people could do was go outside and look at their properties.
“After a storm there could be broken branches and loose tiles and now is the time to act to ensure that these don’t cause further damage,” she said.
“The damaging storms may result in trees and broken branches becoming caught or being brought down and should be removed as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
“If in doubt, the property owner should organise for a tree lopper to come out and assess the situation regarding any trees that are causing concern”.
“Property owners should also organise professional tradespeople to undertake any permanent repairs that are needed. This could be relating to things such as roof tiles, that could have become dislodged due to the winds or debris”
The SES website lists eight steps to prepare:
* Maintain your yard to ensure nothing can become a projectile in high winds (including securing trampolines)
* Clean gutters and downpipes to prevent blockages
* Trim trees and branches that could potentially fall on buildings
* Fix any damage to your roof including broken or missing tiles
* Check your insurance policy is current and provides adequate protection
* Make a home emergency plan
* Prepare an emergency kit
Listen to the local radio stations or keep up to date with other media outlets for weather warnings
For more information, go to stormsafe.com.au and for emergency help in storms contact the NSW SES on 132 500.