New South Wales | Sunday afternoon flood and storm update

NSW | 12 Feb 2012

The NSW SES has had another busy day responding to over  100 requests for assistance due to the thunderstorms which have gone through Sydney this afternoon.

The majority of the requests for assistance have been for roof damage, tress down and water threatening properties.

Areas which have been impacted are Campbelltown, Fairfireld, Liverpool, Penrith, Black Town and areas in the Blue Mountains.

Reports of pea size hail have been recorded in The Hills area turning into heavy rain.

The SES has responded to 2 flood recues today. Two adults and their child were rescued by helicopter from their car in Pilliga which got caught in rising flood water. A second flood rescue is currently underway in the Sydney suburb of Merrylands where two people are being rescued from their home as water is inundating their home.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is current for many parts of the State including Lismore, Grafton, Penrith, Parramatta, Nowra, Bowral, Campbelltown, Braidwood and Bega.   The SES is closely monitoring the situation and has additional volunteers on standby to assist.

A Flood Evacuation Order was issued at 5:00pm this evening for the Namoi Village, North of Walgett. Due to the loss of power to all premises within the Namoi Village at Walgett, the NSW State Emergency Service is directing residents within the village to evacuate this evening.

Resupplies have also continued throughout today in flood affected areas of Western NSW.

The NSW SES advises that people move their car under cover and secure any loose items in your backyard. Please stay clear of creeks and storm drains and if you require assistance from the SES call 132 500 if it is a life threatening situation call 000.

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