Shoalhaven City Council staff are continuing to monitor lake and river levels across the Shoalhaven as the recently received heavy rainfalls continue to ease.
The Shoalhaven has been buffeted in recent days as the result of an east coast low weather system sitting just off the coastline with parts of the Shoalhaven having received over 470mm of rain in 36 hours.
Council staff are continuing to monitor flood affected roads throughout the City with many of the affected areas beginning to re-open to traffic.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said that Council would continue to assist the SES, Police and RFS in the clean-up which is expected to take weeks.
“While the threat of flooding and continued rain has begun to ease there is still a lot of work to be undertaken across the community,” said Clr Gash.
“Council staff and the SES, who have both worked around the clock over the past few days, have moved into the recovery and clean up stage.”
“Council staff have already commenced urgent pothole patching in some of the worst affected areas.”
“While the patching may fail in the coming weeks it is imperative that Council undertakes these urgent works to ensure the safety of the community in the short term.”
“Shoalhaven Water staff are continuing to monitor and respond to major flooding and impacts on the local sewer system and pumping stations.”
“Council staff will also continue to monitor a number of landslips affecting local property and roads while still maintaining a presence in the EOC.”
“While there is still much work to do, I would like to congratulate Council staff and the local emergency response organisations, led by the SES on their hard work in extremely testing conditions.”
CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170