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NSW residents cut off by floods

Posted on 07/30/2019 | in 深圳桑拿网 | by

A caravan park has been evacuated and a town is cut off by floodwaters as heavy rain continues on the NSW mid-north coast.

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The town of Bellingen, with a population of about 2,700, is isolated after its main road, Waterfall Way, was cut by floodwaters on Tuesday.

“Both sides of the town are flooded,” the manager of the Diggers Tavern said.

The State Emergency Service (SES) said the flooding occurred after the Bellingen River peaked at Bellingen about 11am (AEDT) on today.

The flood peak was now moving down the river and was expected to peak about 3pm (AEDT) at Repton and Urunga.

Twenty-four people had been evacuated from the Repton Riverside Caravan Park in anticipation of flooding there, an SES spokeswoman said.

No other evacuations were planned, but the SES was “keeping an eye on things”, she said.

The SES had received about 150 calls for assistance from residents of the Bellingen area since the heavy rain began on Friday, the spokeswoman said.

Bourke declared natural disaster zoneMeanwhile Bourke has been declared a natural disaster zone by the New South Wales government following major flooding in the state\’s north-west over the weekend.Emergency Services Minister Steve Whan visited Bourke today to inspect flood damage and thank local emergency services for their efforts.

Almost 200mm of rain about two-thirds of the region\’s annual rainfall fell over 15 hours from last Friday night and the situation was made worse by another 27mm of rain yesterday.

Mr Whan says the natural disaster declaration will provide for a range of assistance to residents, council and business owners who suffered property damage.

Weather warnings

The Bureau of Meterology also issued a flood warning for Sydney after heavy rain overnight and further heavy falls and flash flooding are forecast for today.

The is a strong wind warning for coastal waters between Wooli and Ulladulla on the NSW coast and gale warnings for the Mid North Coast and Hunter Coast.

For emergency assistance call the SES on telephone number 132 500.

For the latest weather forecast see the Bureau\’s website.

FloodSafe advice is available here.

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