On this day in 2005 a storm hit Hallidays Point, see the photos.
The Mid North Coast is notorious for thunder and hail storms at this time of the year.
In the past, there have been floods, lightning storms, damaging hail stones and car accidents due to the slippery roads.
Community engagement officer for NSW SES Mid North Coast Region, Steve Lawrence, said the SES are busy doing regular maintenance checks on equipment, checking membership information and recruiting new volunteers.
“We’re preparing properties, trimming back tree branches and making sure that people can quickly secure and tie down things like outdoor furniture, trampolines and what not,” he said.
“People often underestimate the power of the wind. We want people to listen out for severe thunderstorm warnings and to follow our storm season tips on our website.”