/ 26 March 2021

Watch out, flood water about

As we head into the weekend, many rivers across NSW remain a flood risk. There were no major rainfalls in the north of the state yesterday, but major flooding continues in Moree, the Upper Hunter around Singleton, Grafton in the Northern Rivers, parts of the Central Coast, and the Hawkesbury-Nepean region near Sydney catchment. About 60,000 people have been told by emergency services to be ready to evacuate, adding to the almost 24,000 people who have left their homes. And the rain isn’t done yet – Merimbula on the NSW South Coast received 42.2mm in 30 minutes yesterday. Rainfall records were broken in eastern Victoria yesterday. And Tassie, which also has current flood warnings in the east of the state, will be attacked by a blue line with spikes in the early hours of tomorrow…

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