Heavy rainfall over the catchment of the Shoalhaven River in the past two days has caused river rises, and minor flooding developed along the Shoalhaven River at Nowra and Terara this morning.
The Shoalhaven River at Nowra (AHD) is likely to peak near 2.50 metres Friday afternoon with minor flooding.
The Shoalhaven River at Terara is likely to peak near 2.40 metres Friday afternoon with minor flooding.
Minor flooding expected
Minor flooding is likely for the Shoalhaven River at Nowra and Terara Friday Morning.
The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted the Shoalhaven River was likely to reach:
- 2.3 metres (minor flood level) at the Nowra Bridge gauge around 7:00am
- 2.2m (minor flood level) at the Terara gauge around 7:00am
What we are expecting:
Based on the prediction provided by the Bureau of Meteorology it is expected that flood water may start to impact low lying areas, roads and causeways including but not limited to:
. Shoalhaven Heads, Greenwell Point, Culburra- Orient Point
. Bolong Road to Broughton Creek Bridge and Burrier Road
. Shoalhaven Ski Park and Coolendel Camping Reserve and Caravan Park and Nowra Sailing Club
What you need to do:
People in areas likely to be impacted by flooding:
. Never drive, walk, ride through, play or swim in floodwater-it is dangerous and toxic. If it's flooded, forget it. Avoid storm drains and pipes, ditches, ravines and rivers.
. Collect children, pets, items to keep you warm, food, water, torch, a mobile phone, a charger, something to attract attention and valuables like photos and important papers.
. Raise moveable items, such as furniture, as high as possible onto benches or tables, placing electrical items on top.
. Decide if and where you and your family would evacuate and make arrangements to go to the home of family or friends who are in a safe location away from present and potential flooding. Take your pets with you.
. Collect or create sandbags by filling pillow cases or plastic shopping bags with sand and be ready to place them around doorways and in toilets and over drains to prevent sewerage backflow.
Farmers and businesses are encouraged to:
. Move pumps, animals and equipment to higher ground before roads close and organise for sufficient stock feed and water for your animals.
. Move poisons, waste and chemicals to high storage locations.
. Gather important business documents and records and keep them with you.
The elderly, children, and people who need support:
Carers: contact then arrange for those in your care to move to a safer place. . Medical Facilities: ensure your staff and residents move to a safer place.
For emergency help in floods and storms, call the NSW State Emergency Service on 132 500. In life threatening situations call triple zero (000) immediately.