Roof at Wyee torn off in wild winds as SES crews clean up in Lake Macquarie storm aftermath

Simon McCarthy
Updated February 29 2024 - 8:43pm, first published 8:42pm

A woman and young boy have had a narrow escape from injury after the roof over their heads at Wyee was torn off in wild storms on Thursday night, February 29.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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