The SES is continuing to assist people across the Shoalhaven this morning, after the region was hit by a ferocious storm cell on Friday evening.
An intense burst of thunderstorms on Friday night led to flash flooding on the roads and leaking roofs right across the Shoalhaven. The short but sharp storms dumped more than 13mm of rain over Nowra in under an hour.
In the NSW SES South Eastern Zone, there were 45 requests for assistance overnight, all of which related to minor flooding, leaking roofs and fallen trees.
The flooding has prompted a warning from the SES, with volunteers reminding people to steer clear of flood waters while at the wheel.
The short but sharp storms caused flash-flooding in several areas, including Kinghorne Street Nowra, where a roudabout became a small lake.
The storm also caused havoc for shoppers, with the heavy rain proving too much for the roofs of Coles and Kmart at Nowra. Water was seen running down walls and falling from the ceiling as shoppers frantically exited the stores. Coles was back open for business as usual on Saturday morning, however Kmart wasn’t expected to reopen until after lunch on Saturday afternoon.
Several people in Meroo Meadow, Nowra and Broughton Vale are without power this morning. Crews have been dispatched to fix the outages, however it’s unknown at this stage where the storm is to blame.