Here’s Today’s NSW Emergency Flood Warnings List
Throughout the day, the NSW branch of the State Emergency Service (SES) has issued multiple emergency evacuation warnings. These warnings have been announced because NSW is flooding. All of the following information is accurate as of 5:30pm.
Before midday, folks in low-lying areas of Canowindra were told that they had to evacuate immediately.
The SES specifically mentioned people in these locations should move:
- Gaskill Street
- Cowra Street
- Newton Street
- Bridge Street
- East Street
“You should evacuate to stay with family, friends, or alternate accommodation in areas unaffected by flooding. If you are unable to find accommodation, an evacuation centre has been set up at Canowindra Public School, Tilga Street, Canowindra, NSW,” said the SES in a statement.
An emergency warning was also provided to people that were in the low-lying areas of Eugowra, alongside the Mandagery Creek.
“Flash flooding is occurring now in Eugowra, river levels continue to rise. People in low-lying areas need to evacuate immediately. Stay with family, friends, or alternate accommodation away from flooding.”
“Protect yourself and your family. Listen to local radio, visit www.ses.nsw.gov.au, or call 132 500.”
The SES has told individuals in the low-lying areas of Derriwong to evacuate.
This organisation said, “If you remain in the area, you may become trapped without power, water, and other essential services. It may be too dangerous for NSW SES to rescue you, and buildings may not be able to withstand the impact of flood water.”
The following areas in Cowra have received an emergency warning:
- Cowra Caravan Park
- Low-lying parks
- Low-lying recreation areas
- Other low-lying roads
- Other low-lying properties
“The river level may reach around 13.80 metres overnight Monday into Tuesday. Further river level rises are possible with an increase in releases from Wyangala Dam,” said the SES.
Low-lying parts of Gooloogong might also be impacted by rising flood water and flash flooding. An evacuation centre has been set up at Gooloogong Country Club, Nelligan Lane, Gooloogong, NSW.
As of 9:00am, there was warning is for those individuals in low-lying areas of Molong. These folks were told to move to higher ground.
“Flash flooding is making it unsafe to evacuate the area. You should immediately go to higher ground, such as; inside a sturdy multi-storey building with access to upper levels, higher natural ground such as a hill, onto the roof of a sturdy building,” said the SES.
“Do not enter the roof cavity as you may become trapped. Move as high above ground as possible.”
An evacuation centre has been set up at Molong RSL, Riddell Street, Molong, NSW.
As of 5:00pm, flooding is no longer occurring along the Molong Creek. However, this area is still dangerous and the SES is advising people to avoid it.
Why a Whack of South Australia Has Been Left Without Power
Due to a wild storm event on Saturday, 34,000 South Australians are still without any electricity. This storm smashed many a tree down onto the state’s power lines, and fixing this infrastructure could take a while.
“We won’t be able to provide accurate estimates of power restoration times until crews get to the site and are able to make an assessment of the cause and the work needed to restore power,” said SA Power Networks’ Head of Corporate Affairs, Paul Roberts.
“This is the largest outage event we have had since the statewide blackout in 2016.”
On Saturday, 423,000 lightning strikes were recorded. Moreover, South Australia also received winds of up to 106 kph.
A Record Number of Eastern Quolls Have Been Born
In some good news, 63 eastern quoll joeys have been born in a NSW wildlife sanctuary. This is thanks to the efforts of Aussie Ark, an organisation that wants the number of these vulnerable critters to go onwards and upwards.
“This quoll baby boom is truly incredible,” said Aussie Ark’s Operations Manager, Dean Reid.
“The birth of these joeys feels like a modern Jurassic Park. Bringing a species back from the brink to reclaim the Australian bush.”
As of 2022, eastern quolls only live in the wild in Tasmania. Additionally, only around 10,000 of these little guys are left on this island. However, because of Aussie Ark’s hard work, there’s legitimate hope the status of the eastern quoll can change.