An intense low pressure system has brought significant wind and rainfall to the New South Wales coast overnight. This wild weather currently sits near the boundary of the Hunter and Mid North Coast locations and is expected to move slowly south throughout the day.
NSW SES have undertaken 4588 jobs and 47 flood rescues since 7am Monday.
Hunter Region total jobs = 1548
Illawarra South Coast total jobs = 190
Sydney Metro total jobs = 2764
The following Flood Rescue jobs have been attended by NSW SES:
- Port Stephens Unit – Persons – 2 persons vehicle – Seaham
- Maitland City Unit – Persons – 4 persons isolated in home – Rutherford
- Wyong Unit – Persons – 1 person in vehicle – Ourimbah
- Maitland City Unit – Persons – 1 person and infant – isolated in home – Aberglasslyn
- Maitland City Unit – Persons – 2 persons isolated in home – Abberglasslyn
- Maitland City Unit – Persons – vehicle in flood water – Rutherford
- Maitland City Unit – Persons – 40 children and staff at Early Learning centre – assist Police with evacuation – Rutherford
- Maitland City Unit – Persons – vehicle in water – Rutherford
- Maitland City Unit – Persons – 2 persons isolated in home – Woodville
- Maitland City Unit – Persons – 1 visually impaired persons isolated in home – Lochinvar
- Port Stephens Unit – Persons – house inundated with flood water – Wallalong
- Maitland City Unit – Persons – 1 person isolated in home – Maitland
- Maitland City Unit – Persons – 1 person isolated in home – Lorn
- Maitland City Unit – Persons – 4 persons isolated in home – Bolwarra Heights
- Port Stephens Units – Persons – 1 person isolated in home – Morpeth
- Port Stephens Units – Persons – 1 person in tree – Brandy Hill
The Bureau have issued a Detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning for people in the Greater Newcastle and parts of the Maitland/Cessnock areas as well as a Severe Weather Warning for damaging and locally destructive winds, damaging winds, heavy rainfall and damaging surf for people in the Metropolitan, Hunter and Illawarra locations.
Heavy Rainfall is likely in the Hunter locations, but also possible about the Metropolitan and Illawarra areas.
For all current NSW SES warnings click here http://goo.gl/sBVBqm
Another reminder we are experiencing a backlog of calls as we currently receiving more jobs than we have phone lines. Please be patient, jobs that are life critical are taking priority before storm damage jobs. We understand that you wish to get through but the only way to register your job correctly is though the 132 500 number.
NSW SES advises people in these areas to:
- Never drive through floodwater.
- Avoid low lying areas as well as rivers, creeks and storm water drains
- Move to higher ground if bad weather sets in
- Don’t go sightseeing – you’ll be getting in the way of our volunteers
- Stay up to date with the latest traffic information at livetraffic.com
- For emergency help in a storm call the SES on 132 500
- Dial 000 in a life-threatening situation