Hawkesbury River at LOWER PORTLAND
Issued: 4:30 P M 6 March 2022
What is happening:
RENEWED MINOR TO MODERATE FLOODING LIKELY IN THE HAWKESBURY-NEPEAN VALLEY FROM SUNDAY RENEWED MAJOR FLOODING OCCURRING AT NORTH RICHMOND.
Heavy rainfall over the past week has caused major flooding in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley, where minor to major flooding continues. Further heavy rainfall since Saturday evening has caused renewed rises and flooding along the Upper Nepean, Nepean, Hawkesbury and Colo Rivers. Moderate rainfall is forecast across the catchment until Tuesday which may cause renewed rises.
A Flood Watch is current for NSW Coastal Rivers from the Northern Rivers to the South Coast, including the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley.
What is forecast:
The Hawkesbury River at Lower Portland may exceed the moderate flood level (6.10 m) during Monday. Further rises are possible.
What we are expecting:
• Based on the prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology it is expected low lying properties may be impacted by dangerous floodwaters
• It is expected that there will be flooding of local road networks
• Properties in these areas may experience flooding and residents should evacuate if advised
• All vehicular ferries are closed
What you need to do:
• Residents of areas expecting to be flooded should make plans to leave when advised to do so. Ensure you take pets and valuables with you.
• People in areas likely to be impacted by flooding should raise their assets above expected flood heights.
• Pumps and farm equipment should be relocated to higher ground.
• Pets and livestock should be relocated to higher ground that will not become an island.
• Plan your route carefully to avoid flooded roads and allow extra travel time.
For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.
For more information:
• Listen to your local ABC radio station,