SES volunteers worked late into the night, "in some pretty ordinary conditions", after a tornado ripped through communities near Bathurst on Thursday.
The Bureau of Meteorology said the tornado was "part of a larger weather system that the Bureau of Meteorology has been warning about for the past several days".
The SES said volunteers from the Bathurst and Sofala units responded after the freak weather event cut a swathe through Peel, Clear Creek and Meadow Flat.
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"We attended a number of requests for assistance, with a significant number of properties receiving damage as a result of the freak weather event," Bathurst SES said on its Facebook page.
"Many roofs required protection from the weather with tarps, while other volunteers assisted with the clean up effort at some properties.
"With more weather predicted today and tomorrow, please don't forget to call the NSW SES on 132 500 of you require assistance from our members for any storm damage.
"Thank also to our wonderful volunteers who worked late into the night, in some pretty ordinary conditions, to provide assistance to those homeowners affected by the tornado."
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