Prolonged flooding has continued in New South Wales, prompting emergency services to issue flood and evacuation orders for affected areas.
New South Wales SES has released 105 Flood Warnings across the inland, western and southern parts of the state:
- Five emergency warnings
- 44 watch and act
- 56 advice warnings
Oura Beach Camping Area and Western Pains Tourist Park have been deemed the highest risk areas, as of 11 October, with the areas inundated with flooding and citizens asked to evacuate.
SES evacuation centres are currently operating in North Richmond (North Richmond Community centre, 33 William Street) and Castle Hill (Castle Hill RSL Club, 77 Castle Street).
Locals are urged to visit the SES website and follow SES on twitter for regular updates.
Forbes Shire Council has urged members of the following communities to monitor the situation and prepare to be isolated by floodwater:
- North Wagga Wagga
- East Forbes
- Upper Colo
- Colo Height
- Central Colo
- Whatleys Creek
- Gospers Creek
Dubbo Regional Council’s Macquarie River peaked at 8.63m on Sunday 9 October, with a slow drop over Monday. The river is expected to sit at the minor flood level of 5.50m with dam releases for a few days.
Warren has experienced renewed major flooding, while Wellington, Dubbo and Narromine have seen moderate flooding.
There are currently 33 warnings for areas within the Hawkesbury City Council region, including five are under watch and act, with the remaining areas categorised under advice