Flood Summary For The Hawkesbury, Colo & Macdonald Rivers

Report: 09:30 Monday 7th March

Flooding continues throughout the Hawkesbury local government area with many communities remaining isolated.

Heavy rainfall early this morning resulted in flash flooding and flooding of local roads. Two calls this morning were to cars that had driven into water and become disabled.

Please do not try to drive through water covering roadways.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued Flood Warning No. 38:

North Richmond
The Hawkesbury River at North Richmond (WPS) peaked at 11.10 metres around 04:00 pm Sunday, with major flooding. The Hawkesbury River at North Richmond (WPS) may fall below the major flood level (10.50 metres) Monday afternoon. Renewed rises to the major flood level are possible during Tuesday.

Windsor
The Hawkesbury River at Windsor (WPS) is nearing a peak at around 10.80 metres, with moderate flooding. Further rises are possible during Monday.

Sackville
The Hawkesbury River at Sackville is likely to reach around 8.00 metres around midday Monday, with moderate flooding. Further rises are possible during Monday.

Lower Portland
The Hawkesbury River at Lower Portland is likely to reach near 6.80 metres around 10:00 am Monday, with moderate flooding. Further rises are possible during Monday.

Wiseman’s Ferry
The Hawkesbury River at Wisemans Ferry is likely to exceed the major flood level (4.20 metres) around 07:00 am Monday. The river level may reach around 4.40 metres 11:00 am Monday, with major flooding. Further rises are possible during Monday. Colo River Major flooding is occurring along the Colo River at Putty Road. The Colo River at Putty Road is estimated to have peaked near 11.50 metres around 10:00 pm Monday night, with major flooding. The river is currently estimated to be near the major flood level (10.70 metres). Renewed rises are possible during Tuesday.

Macdonald River
Flooding continues on the Macdonald River. The Macdonald River is estimated to have peaked near 8.33m around 6.00pm Monday night and is currently steady at 7.55m (08:00am)

SUPPORTING THE ISOLATED COMMUNITIES
The NSW SES continues to support the more isolated communities in the Webbs Creek, Macdonald Valley, Lower Colo and Ebenezer.

An RFS Helicopter (HT201) is operating out of the NSWSES Hawkesbury Unit at Wilberforce.

Please check on your neighbours to see that they are OK or if they need any assistance.

If you are isolated and require assistance with resupply, please call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500.

SAFETY

  • Please do NOT return to your businesses or dwellings in areas still under flood evacuation orders (especially considering the flood watch above)
  • Please do not play or paddle in flood water
  • If you have come in direct contact with flood water, please ensure you wash yourself with soap and water and disinfect. Flood water contains viruses and bacteria which can be harmful to your health
  • Please do not take private boats out onto the river or into the backwaters.

LIVESTOCK
An emergency hotline 1800 814 647 has been established for people to request assistance with livestock assessment and veterinary assistance, emergency fodder where access allows, and euthanasia and burial if required.

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Ambulance, Police and Fire are available should you need urgent assistance.

In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.
FOR SES ASSISTANCE
For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500.
FOR MORE INFORMATION

Source – https://www.facebook.com/seshawkesbury

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