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Wet weather update

Issued 12:55pm, Wednesday 26 August 2015

Shoalhaven City Council is continuing to work closely with local emergency service organisations in overcoming the current flash flooding and stormwater overflows throughout the area.

The EOC remains open with representatives from Council, Shoalhaven Water, SES, RFS, NSW Police, Energy, Welfare and the Department of Primary Industries in attendance.

With flood waters affecting the entire Shoalhaven, Council has staff in the field reporting on road conditions and placing signs while the SES have crews all over the area.

These include –

Level Three Flood Technicians at –

  • Shoalhaven Heads (two teams)
  • Nowra (two teams)
  • St Georges Basin (two teams)

Flood Rescue team at Sussex Inlet

SES teams are also currently in various locations within –

  • Bay and Basin area (five teams)
  • Nowra area (six teams)

A number of Fire and Rescue teams are also in the field with members from outside the area having come to assist the effort.

The Bureau of Meteorology still have a major flood warning for St Georges Basin with flash flooding still taking place throughout the area.

The following areas are still experiencing localised flooding –

  • Shoalhaven Heads
  • Greenwell Point
  • Bay and Basin area
  • Sussex Inlet

Council is currently working closely with a contractor to open the Shoalhaven River to the ocean at Shoalhaven Heads on the low tide.

 

CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170

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