The NSW State Ambulance Service has issued an evacuation order for people living in low-lying properties in Port Macquarie to get out of the high risk area. on Friday at 8 p.m.
As soon as the flood on the settlement point indicator in Port Macquarie 1.75 passes, a significant number of properties will be flooded. SES said.
The forecast rainfall in Sydney for Saturday rose to 150 to 200 millimeters in Penrith and Richmond, to 150 millimeters in Parramatta, Liverpool and Campbelltown and to 120 millimeters in the city and in Bondi on Friday evening. </ Another evacuation order, also on Friday at 8 p.m., was issued for low-lying areas in North Haven, Dunbogan, Diamond Head and coastal areas of Laurieton on the central north coast of New South Wales.
Evacuation centers were set up in Port Panthers, Jan. Bay Street, Port Macquarie, and at Laurieton United Services Club, 2 Seymour Street, Laurieton.
« As soon as the flood passes the moderate level at the Laurieton gauges around North Haven, Dunbogan and Diamond Head and the coastal areas Laurieton streets begin to close. » said the SES.
Heavy rain has flooded the central north coast, causing the SES to order the evacuation of a number of towns.
Lola and Gilbert Hickey from Bulli were in the middle of their two-week vacation on the Hastings River in Port Macquarie caught evacuating.
« We have a cabin in the Riverside Caravan Park, » Ms. Hickey said Friday night. “We watched the river come up all afternoon.”
The couple who had planned to go to the Port Macquarie races before the washout have been evacuated to a higher level and will stay at the park’s motel for the night other guests.
They came and warned us all and advised us to come out because it is not good to try in the middle of the night. [It’s a bit of a fuss. Don’t worry. “????
A severe weather warning for the central north coast and parts of the hunter was extended to the districts of Sydney, Illawarra and Central Tablelands on Friday at 4:40 pm.
Heavy rains likely to result in flash floods will be « Forecasted during the next 24 hours, » said the Bureau of Meteorology.
« The focus of the heavy rain [on Friday evening] is expected to be between Kempsey and Bulahdelah (including the adjoining inland areas) and will spread overnight or on Relocate to eastern parts of the Hunter district early Saturday morning. » the office said.
On Saturday, the focus is expected to be between Newcastle and Kiama, including Sydney and the Blue Mountains. There can be periods of intense rainfall that can lead to potentially life-threatening flash floods. “
On Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Utungun recorded 235.5 millimeters, Bowraville 171 millimeters, including 124 millimeters within an hour, and 99.8 millimeters in Port Macquarie.
On Friday it came on the Mambucca River severe flooding in Macksville and likely Bowraville, while major flood warnings were also issued for the Gloucester, Hastings and Camden Haven rivers specified up to 180 millimeters. could fall in the Sydney, Illawarra, Blue Mountains, Hunter and Mid North Coast area on Saturday.
He said Friday’s temporary showers were sort of a « break ». for the city ahead of a « pretty wild night » and « very wet » start the weekend with widespread, continuous rainfall.
« Mixed in, we also saw some thunderstorms, » Mr Fraser said, adding, « no rest is likely, probably until at least Wednesday « .
Previously, NSW Secretary of Transportation Andrew Constance had reported further disruptions to Sydney’s public transport network due to a predicted » rain bomb « . are inevitable after widespread Friday morning delays.
« Know that due to the nature of the impending rain event, there will be disruption across the network, » he said. « We’ve seen it in the past 24 hours [and] more is to come. »
The office’s flood manager Justin Robinson said conditions on the central north coast had changed quickly due to heavy rain in the area Changed.
He said the Warragamba Dam, Sydney’s largest dam, could overflow as it is already 97.5 percent full.
« Public access to WaterNSW dam sites and associated public areas is up Prohibited until further notice for security reasons. » it said.
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