New South Wales rain emergency: key facts and figures | The Lawyer – Hepburn



* More than 18,000 people ordered to evacuate

* 15,000 people waiting to do the same

* 870 rescues in the event of flooding until Tuesday morning, 9,700 calls for help

* More than 200 schools closed

* Several hundred flooded houses

* The rains are not expected to subside until Wednesday.

* 15,000 people were ordered to evacuate low-lying areas, including Macksville, Port Macquarie, Lower Macleay, Kempsey CBD

* Communities facing the worst floods in nearly a century

* Another 100 mm of rain expected before Wednesday

* The Macleay and Hastings rivers overflow in many areas.

* More rain on the way and the danger is not over

* Major flooding in Bulga in the Hunter Valley

* Minor flooding may occur in the Lower Hunter starting Tuesday morning.


* 3,000 people evacuated along the Hawkesbury River amid the worst flooding since 1961, with the river expected to peak at around 15m on Monday evening

* Another 50-100 mm of precipitation expected before Wednesday

* Major risks remain for residents west of the city

* Evacuation orders in some low elevation properties

* Evacuation order issued for low elevation properties in North Richmond and Agnes Banks due to major flooding along the Hawkesbury River

* Evacuation warning issued for caravan parks along the Hawkesbury River from Windsor to Wisemans Ferry

* The Nepean River experiences moderate flooding, forcing evacuations

* Evacuation order issued for properties adjacent to the Upper Colo River in Upper Colo, Lower Colo, Colo Central and Wheeny Creek due to major flooding.

* Fears that up to 54,000 people will be displaced

* Parts of western New South Wales could receive the equivalent of a rainy season as another system arrives from the south

* Macquarie River levels have peaked in Bathurst, and minor flooding continues.


* Two flood watch alerts for the Shoalhaven and Bega rivers and the St Georges Basin

* 100-300 mm of precipitation expected in places in the coming days.

* Federal natural disaster provisions activated for 38 local government areas offering $ 1000 per adult and $ 400 per child for those affected

* 1,700 SES volunteers involved in rescue and cleanup assisted by NSW RFS and fire and rescue services

* The Australian Defense Force will use two search and rescue helicopters on the south coast

* Up to 1000 ADF staff should be deployed

* Victoria CFA deploys 16 members to help

* New South Wales St. John Ambulance volunteers providing health services, first aid and mental health support

* 9,500 claims filed with insurers

* Flood victims can benefit from free advice from the Legal Disaster Response Service

* The Society of St Vincent de Paul has launched a flood appeal

* NSW Farmers is appealing

* Almost a quarter of a million dollars raised on GoFundMe, including over $ 100,000 for a Taree couple whose house was taken away on their wedding day.

* Rabobank, an agribusiness bank specialist, offers a range of support services to agricultural clients, including deferral of scheduled loan payments

* Bendigo Bank NSW Flood Appeal launched to raise funds.

Associated Australian Press

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