Return Safely

Return Safely
The NSW SES advises you may now return safely to the following area(s):

Lower Portland on the Eastern side of Hawkesbury River
All properties in Lower Portland east of the Hawkesbury River in the following streets: 1573 to 1591 and 1558 to 1588 River Road Cliftonville Lodge Resort

Lower Portland on the Eastern side of Hawkesbury River
All properties in Lower Portland east of the Hawkesbury River in the following streets: 760 to 918 and 733 to 901 River Road

Lower Portland on the Eastern side of Hawkesbury River
All properties in Lower Portland east of the Hawkesbury River in the following streets: 991 to 1427 and 988 to 1426 River Road Newill’s Caravan Park Riveria Ski Gardens

Lower Portland on the Eastern side of Hawkesbury River
All properties in Lower Portland east of the Hawkesbury River in the following streets: 496 to 608 and 531 to 659 River Road

Parts of Cumberland Reach (B)
All properties in Cumberland Reach in the following streets: 450 to 480 Laws Farm Road

Parts of Freemans Reach
Properties in the lower part of Freemans Reach:
Along Freemans Reach Road from Wilberforce Road to Hibberts Lane, along Hibberts Lane Freemans Reach Road to the first bend Northwards, along the low part of Argyle Reach Road. Properties in the southern part of Wilberforce along Wilberforce Road from Winsdor Bridge to Buttworth Creek.

Parts of Sackville North C
Properties near the intersection of Sackville Road and Tizzana Road.

Parts of Sackville North E
Properties along: 267 to 413 West Portland Road 322 to 372 West Portland Road

Parts of Wallacia
All properties along Bents Basin Road -Beres Creek, ScotchysCreek and Baines Creek All properties between Silverdale Rd (from Blaxlands Crossing bridge to the beginning of the steep rise of the road) and the Nepean River

Flood levels have dropped but you should take care when returning to the area as flood damage can be widespread and utilities may not be in service.

What you need to do:
• Drive slowly, plan your route carefully to avoid any flooded roads and allow extra travel time. Damage to roads and buildings caused by flooding may still exist in your area

• Remain vigilant as there could still be water in low lying areas.

• Take care as local roads could still have water over them. If your property has been affected by floodwater:

• Make sure your property is safe before entering. Check for damage to windows, walls and the roof and be careful of potential dangers including asbestos

• Make sure the electricity and gas is turned off before going inside. Use a torch to carry out inspections inside buildings

• If power points, electrical equipment, appliances or electrical hot water systems have been exposed to floodwater or are water damaged in any way, they must be inspected by a qualified electrician before use

• Gas appliances and gas bottles that have been exposed to floodwater should be inspected for safety before use

• Wear suitable protective clothing, including boots and gloves when cleaning up • Be aware of any slip, trip or fall hazards

• Never eat food which has been in contact with floodwater

• Only use clean utensils and personal items

• Have a supply of fresh drinking water

If you require the delivery of essential supplies due to being isolated or assistance with clean out, please call 13 77 88 and log your request for assistance.

For more information:
• Listen to your local ABC radio station for latest information.
• Follow us on Facebook at /NSWSES or visit our website at www.ses.nsw.gov.au
• Learn about your risk at www.ses.nsw.gov.au/your-risk/
• Check latest weather, warnings, rainfall and river heights at www.bom.gov.au/nsw/
• Check road closures at www.livetraffic.com.au or 131 701 or your local Council.
• Check disruptions to public transport at www.transportnsw.info/alerts#/metro-train or call the Transport Infoline on 131 500
• Contact your Local Land Services Officer for rural animal and livestock assistance at www.lls.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 795 299

For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW SES on 132 500. In life threatening situations, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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