SES crews across the Hunter were called to 180 jobs over the weekend, as the region was hammered with wild windy weather.
Trees fell onto homes, roads and power lines, pergolas went soaring and roofs were lifted off houses.
Central Hunter SES Community Engagement Officer Alex Varley said additional crews were called to Maitland from Singleton and Cessnock to help with the repair and clean-up.
"The damage was pretty widespread - from Rutherford to Thornton and mostly involved trees that had come down or trees that were threatening to come down," Ms Varley said.
Crews were called to incidents at Thornton, East Maitland, Metford, Tenambit and Rutherford soon after the wild wind hit on Friday night.
Maitland Airport recorded wind gusts on 80 kilometres per hour on Saturday at 11.40 am.
While the winds have subsided slightly, Ms Varley said they are still forecast through to the end of the week with stronger gusts forecast for coastal areas.
While Central Hunter attended about 17 jobs over the weekend, Cessnock had 10 and a total of 180 across the region.
Ms Varley said the weekend' incidents highlighted the need for more volunteers.
"We're always happy for new recruits," she said.
Central Hunter will host an open day at its Water Works Road, Rutherford headquarters this Sunday.
The day will be held in conjunction with the Rural Fire Service.