World news – The residents of Penrith must evacuate now or they will be captured

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Evacuation orders were issued to residents in western parts of Penrith on Sunday afternoon. SES informed residents of the area to take Memorial Avenue to Great Western Highway over Victoria Bridge towards Emu Plains.

The evacuation applies to all properties within the Nepean River bounded area south of the Great Western Highway and west of Peach Tree Creek.

The evacuation also applies to all properties in the area of ​​all properties in close proximity to Cables Wake Park. The area is bordered by the Nepean River, Jamison Road, and Peach Tree Creek.

SES said anyone staying in the area after 4:30 p.m. could be trapped without electricity, water, and other vital services and it could be too dangerous to be rescued.

Similar orders were issued on Sunday for residents of western Jamisontown. Those in the area have been instructed to evacuate the high risk area using the Great Western Highway Evacuation Route.

The order pertains to properties on Jamison Road, Surveyors Creek, Blaikie Road, the back of the Penrith Homemaker Center, the Western Motorway and the Nepean River.

The Bureau of Meterology warned of rising river levels in Penrith earlier in the day.

« River levels in Penrith have risen faster than previously expected, and river height forecasts were therefore increased, « BOM said in a statement.

 » The Nepean River in Penrith can reach about 10 meters with moderate flooding at 9pm on Sunday.

Prime Minister Gladys Berejiklian warned that in the coming days further evacuations are expected as the state is preparing for heavier rain.

« It is the persistent rain, the fact that the weather event has settled in, it is not moving » she told reporters during an emergency press conference on Sunday.

« We cannot underestimate the ferocity of these weather conditions. We went from extreme bushfire to extreme flood. « 

Justin Robinson, Flood Operations Manager for the Bureau of Meteorology, warned that this will be » one of the biggest floods we’ve seen in a long time. « 

 » Just to give you some context, it is bigger than the flood of February 2020. It is bigger than the flood of 1988. It is bigger than the flood of 1990 and bigger than the flood of 1964. ”

Disaster declarations have been made for 16 municipal areas – from Coffs Harbor and Grafton in north New South Wales via Cessnock and Dungog to the Central Coast.

In the 24 hours to 9 a.m. on Sunday, Comboyne Public School had seen 249 mm of rainfall, Stonequarry Creek in Picton had seen 198 mm, Koree Iceland had seen 186 mm, Oakdale had seen 180 mm and Palm Grove had seen 177 mm.

However, experts warn that it will be worse if a coastal trough lingers over NSW.

Forecasters predict that severe Falls all over NSW to at least Will last Wednesday at least, including warnings that flash floods may continue.

Inland NSW will also experience heavy rain starting Monday, with the northwestern slopes and plains of NSW likely being hardest hit.

Evacuation orders have been issued for several towns near the Hawkesbury River including Pitt Town Bottoms, Pitt Town North, Cornwallis, North Richmond, Gronos Point, Freemans Reach and Agnes Banks.

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Ref: https://7news.com.au

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